Thursday, November 02, 2006

Deep Dark Chocolate Cake

This is our family favorite. Josh loves this cake any time I'm willing to make it, the kids love it for birthdays. It's not too rich, I think that's why the kids like it so much.

Makes 8-10 servings

2 c. sugar
1 3/4 c. flour
3/4 c. cocoa powder
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1 1/2 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
2 eggs
1 c. milk
1/2 c. oil or melted butter
2 t. vanilla extract
1 c. boiling water

Heat oven to 350. Grease and flour two 9" round cake pans. In 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 2 minutes. Stir in water. (Batter will be thin.) Pour batter evenly into prepared pans. Bake 30-35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cook completely. Prepare One-Bowl Buttercream Frosting; spread between layers and over top and sides of cake.

One 13x9" baking pan may be substitued for 9" cake pans. Prepare as directed. Bake 35-40 minutes.

One-Bowl Buttercream Frosting
6 T. butter, softened
2 2/3 c. powdered sugar
1/2 c. cocoa
1/3 c. milk (high altitude use half that) (I sometimes substitute cream for the milk, extra decadent!)
1 t. vanilla extract

In small mixer bowl, beat butter. Blend in powdered sugar and cocoa alternately with milk, beating well after each addition until smooth and of spreading consistency. Blend in vanilla. Add additional milk, if needed


liz s said...

mmmmmmmm chocolate

jordan said...

this looks good.