Feather Fudge Cake
3 squares (3 oz) unsweetened chocolate
2 cups All Purpose or cake flour
1 ¼ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
2/3 butter or margarine
1 ¾ cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1.4 cups cold water
optional topping melt and dip
1 square 1 oz semi sweet chocolate
4 fresh strawberries
Grease and lightly flower two 9 by 1 ½ inch round baking pans and set aside
Melt the 3 squares of chocolate and set aside
Stir together the dry ingredients
In the electric mixer bowl, beat butter/margarine for 30 seconds. Add sugar and vanilla and mix well.
Add eggs one at a time, beating on medium speed. Stir in melted chocolate
Add dry ingredients and cold water in alternative amounts, beating on low speed after each addition.
The batter should look fluffy and light.
Pour batter into pans and back at 350 for 30 to 35 mins.
Cool 10 mins before turning onto cooling racks
Whipped chocolate filling for between layers
In a 1 cup glass measure soften 1.2 tsp unflavored gelatin in 1 tbsp cold water.
Place cup in saucepan with 1 inch of water and stir over low heat until dissolved. Remove from heat
In a small mixer bowl, beat together 1 cup whipping cream, 3 tbsp sugar and 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder til slightly thickened. Add dissolved gelatin at once and beat into soft peaks.
use for your fave icing for the outside of the cake.