THE CHOCOLATE CAKE
Serves 10 to
Makes 1 12-inch cake or 2 9-inch cake
To make 2 8-inch cakes, use
half of the recipe
Fill the cake layers with
Chocolate mousse filling and glaze top with
1 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 cups boiling water
1 cup butter, softened
2 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Preheat oven at
Mix cocoa in boiling water. Cool. Sift dry ingredients.
Beat soft butter with sugar. Add eggs one at the time. Add cocoa mix and
flour mix to butter mixture.
Blend at low speed while alternating cocoa and
flour. Mix until batter is smooth, scraping edges and bottom of bowl with a
Line the bottom of one 12-inch cake pan or 2 9-inch pans with
Grease and flour. Pour batter in mold. Bake 30 to 40 minutes
until center is cooked. Cool 10 minutes. Unmold on a rack. Cut in layers.
Fill with the chocolate mousse filling recipe.