Chocolate Cake

Mark this date down. I actually made a cake from scratch. it was worth it. Really, really worth it. During college and after one of my best friends was from Colorado and her parents were like a pseudo second family to me and her mom is a goooood cook. She made this cake and it is super simple and turns out great every time. I mean, when in doubt, just note that there's three sticks of butter in the cake and frosting. What could be bad about that? This is not a beautiful cake, but it tastes beautiful and Rob requests it regularly. (Along with lots of other foods.)

Barbara's Chocolate Cake
2 c. flour
2 c. sugar
½ t. salt
2 sticks butter
1 c. water
4 T. cocoa powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 t. baking soda
1 t. vanilla

Mix together flour, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl and set aside. In a saucepan bring to a boil
butter, water and cocoa powder being careful to stir constantly and avoid scalding. Pour boiling mixture over the flour mixture and add in 2 beaten eggs, milk, soda, and vanilla. Stir until combined and pour into a greased 9x13'' pan. Bake at 350 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

1 stick butter
4 T. cocoa
4 T. milk
3 c. powdered sugar
1 t. vanilla
Bring butter, cocoa powder and milk to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat stirrin continuously. Remove from heat and stir in powdered sugar and vanilla. Pour hot icing directly over warm cake. Cool completely.
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