Friday, November 14, 2008

Something's Missing

One of my favourite hobbies is digging through recipe books and magazines in order to find new ideas for our menu. For some reason, that part of me has never made it to the blog. Today I will rectify that oversite! And where else would we start than with chocolate?

This cake is a no-fail dessert. It is moist and chocolatey - more so than any other recipe I have tried before. Enjoy!

One Bowl Chocolate Cake

2 cups sugar 2 eggs
1 3/4 cups flour 1 cup milk (or kefir)
3/4 cup cocoa 1/2 cup oil
1 1/2 tsp baking pwdr. 2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 cup boiling water
1 tsp. salt

- combine all dry ingrdients in large bowl,
- add all wet ingredients EXCEPT boiling water and beat x 2 minutes until smooth (batter will be thick)
- stir in boiling water (batter will become thin)
- pour into greased cake pans (2 x 9" round, or 2 x 8" square, or 11 x 13 pan)
- bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit x 30 minutes (use knife test to check middle)
- cool completely and frost

Perfect Chocolate Frosting

1/2 cup hard margarine
2/3 cup cocoa
3 cups icing sugar
1/3 cup milk (or kefir)
1 tsp. vanilla

- melt margarine and stir in cocoa
- take off heat and add icing sugar, milk and vanilla
- beat until smooth, adding additional milk if needed
- cool slightly for thickening

2 comments:

Mrs. Parunak said...

Hey Kim,

It's fun to see one of your favorite recipes! I'd like to try it sometime. But are you sure you meant to say to bake this cake at 350 Celsius? I usually bake my cakes at 350 Fahrenheit. 350 Celsius sounds awfully hot.

Kim from Canada said...

Whoa, that would be hot! Thanks for correcting me.