Preheat oven to 350°F. Microwave chocolate and butter in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Stir in sugar. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating with electric mixer on low speed after each addition until well blended. Add vanilla; mix well.
Add 1/2 cup of the flour, the baking soda and salt; beat until well blended. Add remaining 2 cups flour alternately with water, beating until well blended after each addition. Pour evenly into 2 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans.
Bake 35 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 min.; remove from pans. Cool completely on wire racks. Spread with your favorite frosting, if desired. (NOTE: Nutrition information is for unfrosted cake.)
Treat yourself on occasion with a serving of this easy-to-make chocolate cake.
Prepare batter as directed; pour into greased 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake 55 min. or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan. Frost as desired.
High Altitude Directions
Prepare and bake as directed, increasing flour to 2-2/3 cups and water to 1-3/4 cups.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 8g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 40g
Dietary Fiber 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Makes 16 servings.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.