Chocolate Cake Recipe

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From-Scratch Chocolate Cake

Ingredients:

2 cups sugar

1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons butter

9 tablespoons cocoa

2 eggs, beaten

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups milk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup walnuts, chopped

Directions on chocolate cake from scratch:

In a large mixing bowl, cream sugar and butter with electric mixer on high power. Beat in cocoa and eggs. In a separate container sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With mixer on medium power, alternate adding flour mixture and milk to sugar mixture, starting and ending with flour.

Add vanilla and using high power, mix well. Fold in walnuts.

Pour batter into a greased and floured 9-inch x 13-inch baking pan. Bake at 175 degrees Celsius for about 30 minutes or until knife inserted in centre comes out clean.

Cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes then remove to cake plate.

From-Scratch Frosting:

Ingredients:

1/4 pound plus 3 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon lemon juice

9 tablespoons cocoa

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 egg, beaten

1 cup walnuts, chopped

1 pound powdered sugar, sifted

Directions :

In a medium mixing bowl, with electric mixer on high power, beat together butter, lemon juice, cocoa, vanilla, and egg.

Gradually add powdered sugar until the mixture reaches desired consistency to frost cake. Fold in chopped nuts and spread on cake.

Serve and Enjoy

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