1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
6 Tbs cocoa
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 cup boiling water
1 tsp vanilla extract


Cream butter with sugar. Beat in eggs. Mix in cocoa. Mix flour with baking powder & baking soda & add to butter & sugar mixture alternately with buttermilk. Mix in 1 cup boiling water & vanilla extract. Pour into 2 greased & floured 9 inch layer pans or a 13x9x2 inch pan & bake for 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees.

Serves 12-16