This is a perfect candidate for a chocolate-lover's birthday cake; simply frost and voilà! A moist and rich chocolate masterpiece.
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
- 2 packets (1 oz. each) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® CHOCO BAKE® Pre-Melted Unsweetened Chocolate Flavor
- 2/3 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs
- 3/4 cup milk
- CHOCOLATE FROSTING
- 4 packets (1 oz. each) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® CHOCO BAKE® Pre-Melted Unsweetened Chocolate Flavor
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
- 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 4 to 6 tablespoons milk, divided
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Directions, Reviews, Nutrition
PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Combine water, 1/2 cup sugar and Choco Bake in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. Remove from heat.
BEAT remaining sugar, butter and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in chocolate mixture. Gradually add flour mixture alternately with milk. Pour into prepared pans.
BAKE for 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Invert onto wire racks to cool completely.
FOR CHOCOLATE FROSTING:
MICROWAVE Choco Bake and butter in uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at additional 5- to 10-second intervals, stirring just until butter is melted.
TRANSFER mixture to small mixer bowl; cool to room temperature.
BEAT sugar, 4 tablespoons milk, vanilla extract and salt into chocolate mixture just until spreading consistency. Up to 2 tablespoons milk can be added for a creamier frosting. Makes about 2 cups.
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I only made the frosting. It was so easy and very yummy!
I just made this cake for the 4th of July. Everyone loved it!! The cake & frosting were soooo good. This recipe is a keeper!! & it will be made again. The frosting would even go good on other cakes!!
This cake is truely UMMMMM UMMMMM good!!! If you are a chocolate lover, this cake will become your new best friends. Its so easy to make and melts in your mouth.
I loved the cake, but thought my icing was lacking. I would have loved a recipe for the frosting used in the photo.
the best cake ever
I made this cake for my best friends birthday and now every year shes going to have me make it rather then buying one!!!
Serving Size: 1/12 of Recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 460
- Calories from Fat: 180
- Total Fat: 20g (31% of DV)
- Saturated Fat: 11g (55% of DV)
- Cholesterol: 75mg (25% of DV)
- Sodium: 270mg (11% of DV)
- Carbohydrates: 70g (23% of DV)
- Dietary Fiber: 2g (8% of DV)
- Sugars: 54g
- Protein: 4g
- Vitamin A: 8% of DV
- Vitamin C: 0% of DV
- Calcium: 4% of DV
- Iron: 6% of DV
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.