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Add an additional 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract if you do not have almond extract.

Recipe by Southern Living March 2009

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Yield:
Makes about 6 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Beat sugar and butter at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until creamy and fluffy (about 5 minutes). Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until yellow disappears after each addition. Beat in vanilla and almond extracts.

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  • Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl; add to sugar mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at medium-low speed just until blended after each addition. Beat 1/3 cup hot water into batter just until smooth. (Batter will be thick.) Use immediately.

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