°1 packet. (4 ounces) unsweetened baker’s chocolate
°1 cup divided sugar
°Half a cup of water
°1 cup flour
°1 tsp. baking soda
°¼ tsp. salt
°Half a cup of softened butter or margarine
°Half a cup of milk
°1 tsp. vanilla
Microwave chocolate, 1/2 cup sugar and water in a large microwavable bowl for 2 minutes. or until chocolate is almost melted, stirring, after 1 minute. Stirring to chocolate is melted. Cool, mix flour, baking soda and salt.
Cream the butter and remaining sugar in the large bowl of a stand mixer until light and fluffy. Add one egg at a time, beating after each until well combined. Beat in the flour mixture alternating with the milk. Add the chocolate and vanilla mixture. Mix well. Pour into two greased and floured 9-inch round trays.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes. or until toothpicks inserted in centers come out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; Remove from pans to wire racks. Totally cool. Fill and frost with easy chocolate frosting.