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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Chocolate Cake


This was a recipe I found online for chocolate cake and an accompanying chocolate frosting.  It turned out moist and delicious with great texture and simple to make.  Enjoy!


Chocolate Cake


Ingredients

  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease and flour two nine inch round pans.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the eggs, milk, butter and vanilla, mix for 2 minutes on medium speed of mixer. Stir in the boiling water last. Batter will be thin. Pour evenly into the prepared pans.
  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until the cake tests done with a toothpick. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Chocolate Frosting


Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
  • 4 ½  cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½  cup milk

 

Directions

1.   In a large mixing bowl, cream butter. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar, cocoa and vanilla. Add enough milk until frosting reaches spreading consistency.

Overall
This was a delicious recipe for simple chocolate cake from scratch and a perfect frosting match!  I will be making this again. 

Frugality
I had all the ingredients for this cake and frosting on hand so this recipe was virtually free.  J


Look Forward To
I bought the ingredients to make baked pasta for tomorrow night.



1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful cake and perfect for fall. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a wonderful week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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