PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Do you have the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook in your house? Most households have the cookbook or know someone who cooks with it. The red plaid book has been used in kitchens since 1930.

Arizona's Family and Better Homes and Gardens are part of the Meredith Corporation. 

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The Good Morning Arizona team decided to take out the cookbook and bake some chocolate cake.

Here are some recipes from Better Homes and Gardens and the Good Morning Arizona team: 

Chocolate Cake – From the Better Homes and Gardens 17th Edition

Hands-On Time: 30 minutes

Bake: 30 minutes at 350 degrees

Cool: 1 hour

2 cups all-purpose flour

¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp. baking soda

¾ tsp baking powder

½ tsp. salt

¾ cup butter, softened

2 cups sugar

3 eggs, room temperature

2 tsp. vanilla

1 1 /2 cups milk

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease bottoms of two 9-inch round of 8- inch square pans. Line bottoms with waxed paper. Grease and lightly flour pans. Or grease one 13x9 inch baking pan. In a bowl, stir together first five ingredients (through salt).
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter with a mixer on medium 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar, ¼ cup at a time, beating on medium until combined.  Scrape bowl, beat 2 minutes more. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Beat in vanilla. Add flour mixture and milk alternately, beating on low after each addition just until combined. Beat on medium to high 20 seconds more.  Spread batter into prepared pan(s).
  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes for 9-inch pans, 35-40 minutes for 8-inch pans, about 40 minutes for 13x9 inch pan or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool cake layers in pans 10 minutes. Remove layers from pans, peel off waxed paper. Cool on wire racks. Or place 13x9 inch cake in pan on a wire rack, cool. Frost with desired frosting.  Makes 12 servings.

Javier's chocolate cake recipe:

2 cups all purpose flour

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 

1 tsp baking soda 

3/4 tsp baking powder 

1/2 tsp salt

3/4 cup butter softened 

2 cups sugar

3 eggs, room temperature 

2 tsp vanilla 

1 1/2 cup milk 

Additional Ingredients:

Godiva chocolate pudding 

Cherry filling 

Fresh whipping cream 

Scott's chocolate cake recipe:

I used the chocolate cake recipe from Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book to make the two cakes. I then made chocolate pudding, poured it into the same cake.

I used a baking pan so it was the same size, then put it in the freezer for 30 minutes. Turn the pudding pan upside down on top of the first cake then place the second one on top.

I also used icing out of a can to cover the cake then used Fondant to cover the cake and then you can decorate as you wish!  Happy baking!


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