Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 8-12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 325* (F).
  • Spread solid shortening on bottom and sides of two 9-inch layer pans, or one 9x13x1 1/2 inch sheet pan.
  • Dust evenly with unsweetened cocoa or flour; tap out excess.
  • Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg.
  • Set aside.
  • Melt chocolate in top pan of double boiler.
  • Remove chocolate from heat after completely melted, and set aside to cool until comfortable to touch.
  • In large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add flour mixture, alternating with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  • Add vanilla and cooled chocolate.
  • Pour mixture into prepared pan (s).
  • Bake in lower third of oven for 40-50 minutes for sheet cake, or 35-45 minutes for layer pans, or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Leave cake in layer pans for 10 minutes; remove to wire rack and cool completely.
  • Cool sheet cake completely in pan.
  • Split cake layers with serrated knife-- fill and frost the layers with chocolate buttercream icing or flavored whipped cream.
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