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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Back again - with a great recipe!

THis is the BEST chocolate cake!
Sorry I don't have a real photo - I ate the cake already.
If you've ever struggled with chocolate cake recipes that are too dry, or not chocolate-y enough, this is the one for you. It's also very easy - you just mix everything up all at once and pour into the pan. It's so moist and sweet that you may not want to frost it, especially if you just make a sheet cake.

2 Cups Flour
2 Cups Sugar
¾ Cup Hershey's Cocoa
2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
2 Eggs (I use large eggs)
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Cup Buttermilk
Note that you can freeze buttermilk so you have it to make another buttermilk chocolate cake recipe later.
Can't find buttermilk?
Here's how to make a substitute...
Add 1 Tablespoon of White Vinegar or Lemon Juice to a measuring cup. Add milk and fill to 1 cup (240 ml). Let it stand for 5 minutes.

1 Cup Mazola Vegetable Oil
1 ½ Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1 Cup Boiling Water
You can use 1 Cup of strong coffee instead of the boiling water. Doing so intensifies the chocolate flavor. If you're making it for children you might want to stick with the boiling water.

1. Preheat Oven to 300° F
(This is not a typo! This is a slow bake chocolate cake recipe.)
2.Use Crisco Shortening to lightly grease and flour the
9 x 13 in. Baking Dish.

(Note: You can this recipe for cupcakes and as a layer cake. I included the baking times for each option below.)

3.Place all the ingredients on the left except the cup of boiling water into a mixing bowl.
4.Mix at medium or medium high speed. After about 1 minute add the 1 cup of boiling water. Then continue to mix until all ingredients are blended and smooth.
5.Pour into greased and floured baking dish
6.Bake for... ◦9" x 13" Baking Dish Bake for
1 hr.


◦Cupcakes: 22 - 23 min.
Be sure to use cupcake liners.


◦(2) 8 in. Round Cake Pans - 45 min.

7.Test by sticking in the middle with a knife. If it comes out clean... it's done! If not put it back in the oven for an additional 5 minutes and then test again.
8.Allow to cool.

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If you've a mind to - drop this blogger a line to tell her how delicious your cake was.
THis is what my recipe looks like after baking this cake for two years now.