Perfect Chocolate Cake with Perfect Chocolate Frosting

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...Wally's Favorite

Yields:

Categories: Cake, Chocolate

Ingredients:

1 c Cocoa
2 c Boiling water
1 c Margarine
2 1/2 c Sugar
4 Eggs
2 3/4 c Flour
2 ts Baking soda
1/2 ts Salt
1 1/2 ts Vanilla

Whippped Cream Filling

1 c Whipping cream
1 ts Vanilla extract
1/4 c Powdered sugar

Perfect Chocolate Frosting

6 oz Semisweet chocolate
1/2 c Half and half
3/4 c Butter
2 1/2 c Powdered sugar


Perfect Chocolate Cake:
1. Combine cocoa and boiling water, stirring until smooth; set aside.

2. Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time.

3. Combine flour, soda, baking powder, and salt in bowl; add to mixture alternately with cocoa mixture. Stir in vanilla.

4. Use two 10" pans. Bake 350 degrees for 30 - 40 minutes

Whippped Cream Filling
1. Beat whipping cream and vanilla until foamy; gradually add powdered sugar. Makes 1 cup.

Perfect Chocolate Frosting
1. Combine first three ingredients in saucepan; cook until chocolate melts.

2. Remove from heat; add powdered sugar.

3. Set pan in ice, and beat until frosting holds it shape and loses it gloss. Add a few more drops of half/half if needed to make spreading consistency. Makes 2 1/2 cups