My Favorite Chocolate Cake


1 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 cups boiling water
2-3/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup butter or margerine - softened
2-1/2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1-1/2 tsp vanilla


Mix the flour, soda, powder and salt together.
Mix the cocoa with the boiling water and whisk until smooth.
Cool completely.
Beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla on high until light (about 5 min)
At low speed, beat in the mixed powders alternating with the cocoa mix in thirds.
Do not overbeat. Divide into three 9" cake pans.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.

Use the cake filling and ice with
The Best Chocoloate Icing I Ever Made.