Preheat oven to 350. Prepare 3 round cake pans, sprinkle with cocoa.
Whisk together butter and cocoa, slowly add boiling water. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, sugar and salt. Add in eggs, one at a time, buttermilk, b.s. and vanilla. Incorporate cocoa mixture to flour mixture and blend thoroughly. Pour into prepared pans and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from heat, let cool.
Prepare frosting and chill until cakes are cooled and ready to frost. Refrigerate after frosted. Enjoy!
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