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Favorite Chocolate Cake

This is a perfect recipe for everyone's favorite classic chocolate cake.

Favorite Chocolate Cake
  • Prep Time
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  • Skill Level
    Easy
  • Makes
    16
    servings
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Ingredients

  • CAKE:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, or white distilled vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 packets (1 oz. each) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® CHOCO BAKE® Pre-Melted Unsweetened Chocolate Flavor
  • CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
  • 4 packets (1 oz. each) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® CHOCO BAKE® Pre-Melted Unsweetened Chocolate Flavor
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
  • 3 1/2 cups (1 lb.) powdered sugar
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

FOR CAKE:
PREHEAT
oven to 350° F. Grease and flour one 13 x 9-inch or two 9-inch round baking pans.

BEAT sugar and butter in large mixer bowl. Add flour, milk, water, eggs, lemon juice, vanilla extract, baking powder, baking soda and salt; beat on low speed until blended. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes. Beat in Choco Bake. Pour into prepared baking pan(s).

BAKE for 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool pan(s) for 20 minutes; invert onto wire rack(s) to cool completely. Frost with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.

FOR CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
MICROWAVE
Choco Bake and butter in uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at additional 5- to 10-second intervals, stirring just until butter is melted.

TRANSFER mixture to small mixer bowl; cool to room temperature.

BEAT sugar, 4 tablespoons milk, vanilla extract and salt into chocolate mixture just until spreading consistency. Up to 2 tablespoons milk can be added for a creamier frosting.