Here's my new favorite chocolate cake - it's simple to make and the best I've ever had - it might be the 3 sticks of butter that helps... ;) Make this cake in one Sauce pan.
1 Cup butter
7 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 Cup Water
2 Cups Sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 Cups all purpose flour
1/2 Cup Milk
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 Cup butter
6 Tbsp cocoa Powder
6 Tbsp milk
1 Tbsp hot Water
1 tsp vanilla
1 lb confectioners sugar, sifted
Melt butter in large sauce pan, add cocoa and water. Bring to boil.
Remove from heat and stir in sugar
Add salt, soda and flour and stir until combined.
Whisk in eggs, milk and vanilla.
Bake in a 9 x 13 well greased pan @ 400 degrees. (about 15-20 mins) Or bake in a 13 x 18 Jelly roll pan (sheet cake pan) at 375 for about 20 mins.
Melt butter in medium sauce pan.
Add cocoa and milk and bring to boil.
Remove from heat and add water, vanilla and sifted sugar. Mix well.
The frosting will not be stiff - more glaze like. Frost cake while it's still warm and
while frosting is still warm. Let cool before cutting.
Dust with a little cocoa powder.