Wednesday, June 22, 2011

because sometimes you just NEED chocolate cake

i love chocolate cake.  
this is the recipe i used in my previous post, and it is by far the BEST recipe i have EVER tried.  EVER.  ok, i think you get it!  
Chocolate Cake:
2 C flour, sifted
2 C sugar
3/4 C cocoa
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
pinch salt
1/2 C oil
1 C hot coffee
1 C milk
2 eggs

combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.  create a well in the center of the dry ingredients, then add oil, coffee, milk, and eggs.  beat until just combined-there will be some lumps.  pour into greased 9 inch cake pans(*i also found that lining the bottoms with parchment paper is a good idea with this cake) .  bake @ 350 for approx 25-30 mins, or until toothpick comes out clean.

then i used the baker's chocolate one bowl chocolate frosting recipe.  DOUBLE IT.  trust me.  more is more. :o)  i love a nice full-of-frosting-cake!

since i am always ready for chocolate cake, i keep the presentation simple. no fuss. (lets face it, i really could have just whacked a piece of cake out of the pan, frosted it with a spoon, and inhaled it...BUT...i try to keep it classy in front of the kids.  they don't need to see me have a make out session with a piece of cake.)  i really wish that i would have taken more pics of this...but it didn't last that long!!  R.I.P.  chocolate cake.  you were delicious. 

 i'm linking up with sweet as sugar cookies


  1. I am so craving a slice of chocolate cake. Really, I've thinking of baking one all week. Your recipe has pushed me over the edge. I'm so glad I stopped by today.

  2. That does look absolutely delicious!