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Chocolatey Cake

Categories: Cakes, Chocolate

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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Clabber Girl Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 oz bittersweet chocolate melted and cooled


Grease and flour two 9x1 1/2-inch round baking pans; set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add buttermilk, shortening, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed for 30 seconds or till combined. Beat on medium to high speed for 2 minutes, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Add eggs and cooled chocolate, beat for 2 minutes more.

Pour batter into the prepared pans. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the centers comes out clean. Cool in the pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove cakes from the pans. Cool completely on the racks. Frost as desired. Garnish top with chocolate curls. Store in the refrigerator.