*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                         Fudgy Chocolate Layer Cake
 Recipe By     :  Irene Fordham
 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes And Frostings
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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           1 3/4 cups    all-purpose flour
    1      cup           less one tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
           1 1/4 tsp     baking soda
      1/8  teaspoon      salt
      3/4  cup           butter -- softened
      2/3  cup           sugar
      2/3  cup           firmly packed brown sugar
    2      large         eggs
    2      teaspoons     vanilla extract
           1 1/2 cups    buttermilk
                         Frosting and garnish
      1/2  cup           butter -- softened
           1 1/2 cups    confectioner’s sugar -- sifted
    3      ounces        unsweetened chocolate -- melted
    2      teaspoons     vanilla extract
                         chocolate shavings
 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line bottoms of two 9 inch round pans with
 waxed paper. Grease paper and sides of pan and dust with flour. Mix flour,
 cocoa, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, beat butter, granulated
 sugar, and brown sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1
 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. At low speed,
 alternately beat flour mixture and buttermilk into butter mixture until
 just blended. Divide batter equally between pans. Bake cakes until a
 toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 25-30 minutes. Transfer pans
 to wire racks to cool for 10 minutes. Turn out onto racks. Remove paper.
 Turn layers top side up and cool completely. To prepare frosting, beat
 butter and confectioner’s sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add
 melted chocolate and vanilla; continue beating until shiny and smooth.
 Place 1 cake layer on a serving plate; spread with frosting. Top with
 remaining cake layer. Spread frosting on top and sides of cake. Let cake
 stand for at least 30 minutes before sprinkling with chocolate shavings and
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