This recipe is my aunt's, and it is awesome!!!!! I'm not sure where she originally got it from, so forgive me if it's actually from some cookbook that y'all have on your shelf! :D
2/3 C Butter
1 3/4 C Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
2 1/2 oz unsweetened chocolate (melted and cooled slightly)
2 1/2 C Cake Flour (I love Swan's Down brand!)
1 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1 1/4 C Ice Water
Lightly grease 2 9-inch round pans, and flour. Preheat oven to 350.
Cream butter, and add sugar gradually. Add vanilla and eggs. Blend in chocolate.
Sift together flour, soda, and salt. Add to creamed mixture alternating with the ice water.
Pour half of batter in one pan, and the rest in the other.
Bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
TO TOP this cake...
1 1/2 squares unsweetened chocolate
2 Tbsp Butter
1 1/2C POWDERED sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Melt chocolate and butter together over heat. Stir in sugar and Vanilla until crumbly. Add boiling water 1 - 2 tsp at a time until glaze consistency. Pour and spread over cake.
I also make an exception and use good old Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge Frosting...mmmm...