*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
                         Fudgy Chocolate Layer Cake
 Recipe By     : Great American Home Baking
 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:45
 Categories    : Cakes
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 3/4  cups          all-purpose flour
    1      cup           unsweetened cocoa powder -- less one tablespoon
    1 1/4  teaspoons     baking soda
      1/8  teaspoon      salt
      3/4  cup           butter -- softened
      2/3  cup           sugar
      2/3  cup           brown sugar -- firmly packed
    2                    eggs -- large
    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      oz            unsweetened chocolate -- melted
    2      teaspoons     vanilla extract
                         Chocolate shavings -- optional
 Preheat oven to 350 F.  Line bottom of two 9 inch round cake pans with waxed pa
 per.  Grease paer and side if pans.  Dust with flour.
 Mix flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.  In another bowl, beat butter , 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, alternate beat flour mixture and buttermilk into butter mixture j
 ust until blended.  Divide batter equally between prepared pans.
 Bake cakes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 m
 inutes.  Transfer pans wire racks to cool for 10 minutes.  Turn out into racks.
   Remove paper.  Turn layers top side and cool completely.
 To prepare frosting, beat butter and confectioner’s sugar at medium until light
  and fluffy.  Add melted chocolate and vanilla; continue beating until shiny an
 d smooth.
 Place 1 cake layer on a serving plate; spread with frosting.  Top with remaiini
 ng cake layer.  Spread with frosting on top and sides of cake.  Let cake stand 
 for at least 30 minutes before sprinkling with chocolate shavings and slicing.
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 NOTES : This recipe is for chocolate lovers only.  Chocolate overload!!