Feathery Fudge Cake
Unsweetened baking chocolate squares,
broken into pieces
Butter or margarine,
Pre-heat the oven to 350 Degrees F. In a small microwave safe bowl, place the chocolate and microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until smooth when stirred; set aside to cool slightly. Grease and flour two 9 inch round baking pans. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and cooled chocolate blending well. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda and salt; add alternately with the water to the chocolate mixture beating well after each addition. Pour the batter evenly into the 2 prepared pans. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in the pans and remove from the pans and place on a rack to finish cooling. When the layers are completely cool, frost with any desired frosting.