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Empress Chocolate Cake

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Category: Cakes

 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/2 c Sifted cake flour
  • 1 c Ghirardelli Sweet Ground
  • -Chocolate
  • 3/4 c Sugar
  • 1 1/2 ts Baking soda
  • 1/4 ts Cream of tartar
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 2/3 c Shortening
  • 1 c Buttermilk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 ts Vanilla


DIRECTIONS: Heat oven to 350-F. Into large mixer bowl,
sift flour with Ground Chocolate, sugar, baking soda,
cream of tartar and salt. Add shortening and 3/4 cup
buttermilk. Beat on low speed to combine ingredients.
Beat on medium low speed for 2 minutes. Add remaining
1/4 cup buttermilk, eggs and vanilla. Beat additional
2 minutes. Line two 8 by 1 1/2" round cake pans with
waxed paper. Spread batter into pans. Bake at 350-F
for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool on racks 10 minutes; remove
layers from pans.

After completely cooled, frost with Empress Frosting*.

*separate recipe

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