Fudge Layer Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ⅔ cup white sugar
  • ⅔ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 (16 ounce) package confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 3 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a small mixing bowl.

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  • Step 2

    In a separate bowl, cream 3/4 cup butter and white and brown sugars at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Add 2 teaspoons vanilla. At low speed, begin by adding a little of the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Alternate with buttermilk until all are blended together. Start and end with flour.

  • Step 3

    Line bottoms of 2 9-inch pans with waxed paper; grease and flour. Pour batter in.

  • Step 4

    Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 25-30 minutes. Test with toothpick. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before turning onto racks to cool completely.

  • Step 5

    To Make Frosting: Cream together 3/4 cup butter and confectioners’ sugar. Slowly add melted chocolate and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy. Frost cooled cake.

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