Mary Herbertís Three Layer Chocolate Cake
Submitted By: Feeding Groom
2-½ cups all purpose flour
3 cups sugar
1-1/8 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2-¼ tsp baking powder
2-¼ tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1-½ cups whole milk
¾ cup vegetable oil
1 tbsp real vanilla extract
1-½ cups boiling water
Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting:
8 tbsp unsalted butter, room temp
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
1/3 cup whole milk
2 tsp real vanilla extract
¼ tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350.
Grease three 9-inch round cake pans. Cut three pieces parchment paper to fit the bottom of the pans, place in pans and spray with vegetable spray, like Pam.
Combine flour, sugar, soda, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Blend well with electric mixer on low speed. While on low, add eggs one at a time until mixed well. Slowly add milk, oil, vanilla and put mixer on medium and blend well. Put speed on low and add boiling water in slow stream.
When combined, pour into the prepared cake pans and bake 30 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.
Cool then remove from the pan. You can wrap these individually in saran wrap and freeze for later use.