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Simple Vanilla Cake With Creamy Chocolate Frosting Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

A very yummy recipe for easy to make vanilla cake topped with a sweet chocolate frosting.

Ingredients

Cake
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs, room temperature
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup milk
2 Tablespoons vanilla extract

Frosting
8 oz. (450-g pkg.)Unsweetened Chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup butter
6 cups confectioners sugar
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9 x 13 inch cake pan

Sift the dry ingredients together and set aside.

In a large bowl, with an electric mixer beat the butter for 3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add the sugar and beat another 3 minutes. Add the eggs, and beat thoroughly.

Start adding the flour mixture one cup at a time, and alternate with the milk; ending with the flour mixture. Add the vanilla, mix well and pour into prepared cake pan.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or when a tester inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

Cool for 5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack and cool to room temperature.

For the frosting. melt chocolate and butter in a bowl over hot water, stirring occasionally.

Mix sugar, milk and vanilla in medium bowl. Add in chocolate, beating with mixer on low speed 2 minutes.

Let cool until frosting is desired spreading consistency.

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