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       Title: Grandma’s Chocolate Layer Cake
  Categories: Cakes, Chocolate
       Yield: 2 servings
   2 1/4 c  Sifted Unbleached Flour
       1 ts Baking Powder
     1/2 ts Baking Soda
     1/2 ts Salt
     3/4 c  Butter Or Regular Margarine
   1 1/2 c  Sugar
       2 lg Eggs
       1 ts Vanilla
       2 oz Unsweetened Chocolate,
            -Melted And Cooled (2 Sqrs)
       1 c  Cold Water
            Dark Chocolate Icing (Below)
   Yield: 12 Servings
   Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt togher in a
   small bowl and set aside.
   Cream the butter and sugar together, in a mixing bowl, until light and
   fluffy, using an electric mixer set on medium speed.  Add the eggs,
   one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Blend in the
   vanilla and cooled chocolate.
   Add the dry ingredients alternately with the water to the creamed
   mixture, beating well after each addition.  Pour the batter into 2
   greased and waxed paper-lined 9-inch round cake pans.
   Bake in a preheated 350 degree F. oven for 30 minutes or until the
   cake tests done.  Cool in the pans on racks for 10 minutes.  Remove
   from the pans and finish cooling.
   Place one cake layer on a serving plate upside down (slicing the top
   off in needed to level the cake) and frost the top.  Place the second
   layer on top of the first right side up (again slicing the top if
   needed to square the cake up) and use the remaining frosting to frost
   the sides and top. Use the following icing or one of your choice.
   Melt 3 ozs (3 squares) of unsweetened chocolate over hot water and
   cool to room temperature.  Combine 1/2 cup of butter or regular
   margarine, cooled chocolate, 3 egg yolks in a mixing bowl.  Beat with
   an electric mixer, set on medium speed, until well blended. Gradually
   beat in 1 pound (1 box) of sifted confectioners' sugar and 1/4 cup
   hot water. Beat in 1 tsp vanilla and beat until smooth.
   From Farm Journal’s Choice Chocolate Recipes by Elise W. Manning
   Copyright 1978