Favorite Chocolate Cake
2 bars (4 oz. total) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Unsweetened Chocolate Baking Bars , broken into pieces
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine (we recommend LAND O LAKES® Butter)
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup milk
1/2 cup water
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon lemon juice or distilled white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease and flour two 9-inch-round baking pans or one 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
MICROWAVE baking bars in small, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth; cool to room temperature.
BEAT butter and sugar in large mixer bowl. Add milk, water, eggs, lemon juice, vanilla extract, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; beat on low speed until blended. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes. Beat in melted chocolate. Pour into prepared pans.
BAKE for 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 20 minutes; invert onto wire racks to cool completely.