Friday, August 26, 2011

Best Chocolate Cake

One Bowl Chocolate Cake

  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (ideally, sift to remove clumps)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 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, oil 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.  Makes 36+ cupcakes, bake for about 20 minutes then check.

Buttercream Frosting 

3.5c powdered sugar
2 sticks butter
1 tbsp vanilla
3 tbsp milk

Set butter out until just under room temp. Whip butter well with whisk (stand mixer is best). Add other ingredients, whip until fluffy and freakin delicious. Add some cocoa powder to taste if desired. Or if you can't decide do half and half. 

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