Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Chocolate Cake

Today is my daughter's birthday and I made 'the cake'. Everyone in my family makes this chocolate cake for their birthday celebrations. It's moist, delicious and no fuss at all to make. It will get rave reviews every time!

The Chocolate Cake (recipe usually found on the Hershey's cocoa box):
1 3/4 cup flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup cocoa
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil (for an extra moist texture try olive oil)
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup of boiling water
Combine all ingredients except the water. You can mix by hand or with an electric mixer. Add the boiling water. The batter will be thin. Bake in a greased tube or bundt pan at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. Test with a toothpick. It should come out clean. The cake will look moist. Allow to cool completely and then frost with vanilla or chocolate butter cream frosting.
3/4 stick of softened butter
1 box confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup cocoa (optional)
2 tsp of vanilla
3 tbsp milk
Cream butter with electric mixer. Add vanilla and milk. Beat until smooth and creamy. Add a little bit more milk if the frosting is too thick.


Give it a try. I promise that you won't be disappointed and it might just become a family tradition. It sure beats a store bought cake or a mix.

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