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Heavenly Chocolate Cake

 Heavenly Chocolate Cake
The cake's name says it all. Plus, it's tall, dark and delicious.—Billie B. Isaacs, Miamisburg, Ohio
12 ServingsPrep: 40 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • Frosting shown in photo is Winter White Filling or Frosting

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add
  • eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in
  • vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and
  • salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with water, beating
  • well after each addition.
  • Pour into three greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at
  • 350° for 24-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the
  • center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from
  • pans to wire racks to cool completely. Fill and frost as desired.
  • Yield: 12 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 450 calories, 18 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 128 mg cholesterol, 569 mg sodium, 68 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.