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Hot Water Chocolate Cake

Yield one 13- x 9-inch cake

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Dark Fudge Frosting

How to Make It

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

  2. Combine flour, baking powder, and soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with boiling water, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat well after each addition. Gently stir in vanilla.

  3. Pour batter into a greased and floured 13- x 9- x 2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Turn out on a flat surface, and cool completely. Spread Dark Fudge Frosting on top and sides of cake.

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