Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat one minute at medium speed. Combine flour, cocoa, soda, and salt. Add alternately with water to creamed mixture. Pour batter into 3 prepared layered pans. Bake at 350*F in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in pans about 10 minutes. Turn out of pans and cool completely before frosting.
Chocolate Butter Frosting
6 T butter, softened
3/4 c cocoa
2 2/3 c confectioner’s sugar (10X)
1 t vanilla extract
1/3 c milk
How to make it :
Cream butter in small bowl. Add cocoa. Alternately add sugar and milk. Beat until desired consistency. Additional milk may be needed. Blend in vanilla.