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Chocolate Groom's Cake

Yield one 10-inch cake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 1/4 cups sifted cake flour
  • 3 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Special Chocolate Frosting

How to Make It

  1. Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  2. Dissolve soda in buttermilk; add to creamed mixture alternately with flour, beginning and ending with flour. Mix well after each addition. Add chocolate; mix well. Stir in vanilla.

  3. Pour batter into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until cake tests done. Cool in pan 10 to 15 minutes; remove from pan, and let cool completely.

  4. Spread Special Chocolate Frosting on top and sides of cake.

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