Viennese Chocolate Layer Cake

Making chocolate treats is always a fun past-time. But these chocolate treats are beyond delicious.


  • 1 3/4 cups sifted cake flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 1/4 cups light cream
  • 2 squares (ounces) unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled

Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease two 9-inch layer cake pans and dust lightly with a little flour. Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. Cream the butter; sift in the flour mixture. Mix in 1 cup cream, then beat very well. Add the eggs, vanilla, chocolate and remaining cream. Beat very well again. Divide batter evenly between the two prepared pans. Bake 25 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool on a cake rack 10 minutes before removing from pans. Cool thoroughly before frosting with rich frosting.