Easy Everyday Chocolate Cake + One Bowl Butter Cream Frosting


Everyday Chocolate Cake 

3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1-2/3 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup cocoa
1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1-1/3 cups water or milk
6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
2-2/3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans or one 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan.
2) Combine butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl.Beat on high speed of mixer 3 minutes.
3) Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and baking powder.
4) Add dry ingredients alternately with water to butter mixture, beating until blended. Pour batter into prepared pans.
5) Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.
6) To make frosting: Beat butter in medium bowl. Add powdered sugar and cocoa alternately with milk, beating to spreading consistency (additional milk may be needed). Stir in vanilla. Makes about 2 cups frosting.
7) Frost completely cooled cake. Makes 8 to 12 servings.

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