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BAKER'S One Bowl Chocolate Cake

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6 squares Baker's semi-sweet baking chocolate
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine
1-1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2-1/2 cups flour, divided
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1-1/2 cups water

Preheat oven to 350F.

Microwave chocolate and butter in a large microwaveable bowl on high 2 minutes or until butter is melted.

Stir until chocolate is completely melted.

Stir in sugar.

Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating with electric mixer on low speed after each addition until well blended.

Add vanilla; mix well.

Add 1/2 cup of the flour, the baking soda and salt; beat until well blended.

Add remaining 2 cups flour alternately with water, beating until well blended after each addition.

Pour evenly into 2 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans.

Bake 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean.

Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans.

Cool completely on wire racks.

Spread with frosting. (I make the Baker's One-Bowl Chocolate Frosting recipe I've also posted.)

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This recipe is from the makers of Baker's Chocolate. It's really easy and tastes great!

mhamilton11 there is a kinder way to post a review about a recipe. I just felt the need to say that your review was over-kill on the rude side. Michelle: GREAT cake!

mhamilton - sorry you had trouble with it. It's one of our favorite cakes!

I am a professional and get paid to make cakes and I tried this as something new. It came out so flat and disgusting like it baked in place. I know how to follow a recipe and this is one of the worst I have ever tried. should have stuck with my old recipe. I can't trust this site at all now.

Michelle, I know you said you make this cake often. It sounds very sweet, considering that it calls for 1 1/2 cups of sugar in addition to SEMI-Sweet chocolate (as opposed to regular unsweetened baking chocolate). Also, when you add the water, is it boiling water, hot water, room temperature water, or cold water? Jim

This recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups of flour divided, but in the instructions, it says to first add 1/2 cup, then the remaining 2 cups. This does not make any sense! Was it supposed to read 2 1/2 cups of flour, divided in the list of ingredients (that way you could add the remaining 2 cups), OR is 1 1/2 cups the correct amount of flour, and you add the remaining cup at the end????

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