Saturday, February 11, 2012

Deep Dark Chocolate Cake

This cake is definitely without a doubt my families all time favorite.
I made it today for my little brother (who did really well in his basketball game, by the way!)
Give it a whirl and tell us what you think!

Deep Dark Chocolate Cake

2 cups of sugar
1 ¾ cups of all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup of milk
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup of boiling water
1 bowl of homemade frosting


* Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.

* In a large mixer bowl, stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of electric mixer for 2 minutes.

* Remove from mixer; stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans.

Bake 30-35 minutes for round pans, 35-40 minutes for rectangular pan or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

* Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely, then frost.



6 tablespoons butter or softened margarine.
2 2/3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1/3 cup of milk
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract

*In small mixer bowl, beat butter. Add powdered sugar and cocoa alternately with milk; beat to spreading consistency (additional milk may be needed). Blend in vanilla. Makes about two cups of frosting.

Have fun! I hope you enjoy it!

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