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Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

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Serves 12 | Prep Time 15 minutes | Cook Time 45 minutes


• 1/2 cup butter
• 1 1/2 cup sugar
• 2 eggs
• 2 (1-oz.) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
• 2 cups sifted cake flour
• 1 tsp. salt
• 1 cup buttermilk
• 1 tsp. vanilla extract
• 1 tsp. baking soda
• 1 Tbsp. vinegar

Chocolate Frosting
• 1/2 cup butter, softened
• 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
• 3 (1-oz) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
• 1 tsp. vanilla extract
• Half-and-half (if necessary)

1. Grease and flour two 9 inch pans. Line bottom with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Cream butter until fluffy. Add sugar and beat.

3. In a separate bowl, combine flour and salt. Add buttermilk and chocolate mixture, stir in vanilla.

4. Use a small bowl to dissolve baking soda in vinegar. Slowly add into chocolate mixture. Mix until blended.

5. Pour into prepared pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before adding frosting

Chocolate Frosting

6. In large mixing bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Slowly add sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well between additions. Stir in chocolate and vanilla. If necessary, thin frosting with 1-2 tsps. half-and-half.

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