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WBH Chocolate Butter Cake
- WBH CHOCOLATE BUTTER CAKE Grease two 10 x 3 inch round pans. Preheat the oven to 350F. Have all ingredients at room temperature. In a bowl, combine and whisk until there are no lumps: 1 cups hot coffee 1 cup cocoa powder Add and whisk until smooth: 1 cup cold water On a piece of wax paper, sift together: 3 cups cake flour 2 teaspoons baking soda ½ teaspoon baking powder ¾ teaspoon salt In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat at high speed until light and fluffy: 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter 2 ½ cups sugar On medium speed, add slowly and cream well: 4 large eggs 1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract Add the dry ingredients alternately to the butter and egg mixture with the cocoa, mixing until smooth. Pour 3 cups of the batter into one 10-inch pan and the remaining batter into the other 10-inch pan. Bake the less full pan for 20-25 minutes and the fuller pan for 30-35 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool the cakes on a wire rack for 15 to 20 minutes before turning them out of their pans.