Chocolate Ice Water Cake

Who doesn’t love chocolate cake??  And if you don’t, maybe you just haven’t had the right kind of chocolate cake. It definitely needs to be moist and the frosting can’t be too sweet. 

Here’s a chocolate cake recipe worth trying!  It’s a recipe passed down from my grandmother (not sure where she got it from, though!) and it’s oh so moist!
The ice water is what really gives this cake its moistness.  You will like this one.  It is a little tricky on the baking time.  But you will get the hang of it.  It is better to have it a bit less done than too done and dry.  The frosting is easy but it is delicious.  A buttery chocolate frosting that isn’t too thick and sickenly sweet.  It is perfect.

So, have fun and don’t be boring…eat two pieces…not just one!  And save me a piece!  I like a cup of coffee with my dessert…so put a pot on. 

Chocolate Ice Water Cake

3/4 cup butter
2 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs
2 squares unsweetened chocolate
3 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. soda
3/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups ice water

CHOCOLATE FROSTING:
4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 tablespoons or more of milk or light cream 
4 ounces melted and cooled unsweetened chocolate

FOR THE CAKE:
Cream butter, sugar, and vanilla. Add the eggs and beat until light and fluffy. Melt the chocolate and add to creamed mixture. Mix flour, soda, and salt. Add to mixture alternating with the ice water. Pour into greased 13×9 pan and bake 35-40 min at 350 degrees. Cool 15 min.

FOR THE FROSTING:
Beat the butter until smooth and well blended. Beat in the vanilla extract. With the mixer on low speed, gradually beat in the sugar. Add the milk and beat to combine. Then, on high speed, beat frosting until it is light and fluffy (about 5 minutes). Add chocolate and beat on low till combined. Add milk if necessary.

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