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Old 08-16-2010, 10:29 AM
 
Location: East Valley, AZ
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I had a boy (!!!) over for dinner last night and I made this chocolate cake. I was simply amazing. Best chocolate cake I've EVER had! I brought a piece for lunch today and it's only 9:30am and I'm tempted to go eat it right now!

Original recipe, reviews, and pictures can be found here.

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

3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
5 1/3 cups confectioners' sugar
2/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch cake pans.
  2. Use the first set of ingredients to make the cake. In a medium bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla, mix for 3 minutes with an electric mixer. Stir in the boiling water by hand. Pour evenly into the two prepared pans.
  3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool for at least 10 minutes before removing from pans to cool completely.
  4. To make the frosting, use the second set of ingredients. Cream butter until light and fluffy. Stir in the cocoa and confectioners' sugar alternately with the milk and vanilla. Beat to a spreading consistency.
  5. Split the layers of cooled cake horizontally, cover the top of each layer with frosting, then stack them onto a serving plate. Frost the outside of the cake.
Note: The batter will be VERY thin! Make sure to cook ALL the way or you'll be taking it out of the pan with a spoon!
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Morristown, TN
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Note: The batter will be VERY thin! Make sure to cook ALL the way or you'll be taking it out of the pan with a spoon!


You say that like it's a bad thing or something.....
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:13 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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The icing is like the one we use for Texas Sheetcake. However, Texas Sheetcake has buttermilk in it. My favorite cake besides MY homemade Red Velvet Cake w/ the original icing (no cream cheese, yuck).

Oh, and what is wrong w/ having a piece of chocolate cake for breakfast? Add a glass of milk and it is a perfect breakfast
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:21 PM
 
Location: East Valley, AZ
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You say that like it's a bad thing or something.....
You're right. On second thought, get a few scoops of a good quality ice cream and have at it--right in the pan!
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:46 PM
 
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That's the Hershey's Deep Dark Chocolate Cake recipe on the back of Hershey's cocoa. I have the cake in my kitchen right now sitting on my counter, in fact I think I hear it calling my name.
I didn't make their icing their way though, made it my own by heating the... cocoa, butter & milk in saucepan, then mixing in my confect sugar and vanilla extract...SUPERB!!!

Another good one is the Wacky Chocolate Cake. Have you ever made it? Doesn't have any eggs in it. The texture turns out just like this one, but has way fewer ingredients.Here's the recipe....

WACKY CHOCOLATE CAKE

2-1/4 cups flour
1-1/2 cups sugar
4-1/2 TBS baking cocoa
1-1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt

Sift all ingredients in a 13x9x2 cake pan. Make 3 wells in the dry mixture (1 large well and 2 smaller wells). Put 9 TBS oil in large well, 1-1/2 tsp vanilla in small well and 1-1/2 tsp vinegar in the other small well. Pour 1-1/2 cups cold water over everything and mix well with a fork.

Bake 350 25-30 minutes or until cake is done. Frost with favorite icing.

Last edited by Tnhoneypot; 08-16-2010 at 08:55 PM..
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Valley City, ND
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YUM! We used to make wacky cake all the time when I was growing up. I'd totally forgotten about it. Thanks!


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That's the Hershey's Deep Dark Chocolate Cake recipe on the back of Hershey's cocoa. I have the cake in my kitchen right now sitting on my counter, in fact I think I hear it calling my name.
I didn't make their icing their way though, made it my own by heating the... cocoa, butter & milk in saucepan, then mixing in my confect sugar and vanilla extract...SUPERB!!!

Another good one is the Wacky Chocolate Cake. Have you ever made it? Doesn't have any eggs in it. The texture turns out just like this one, but has way fewer ingredients.Here's the recipe....

WACKY CHOCOLATE CAKE

2-1/4 cups flour
1-1/2 cups sugar
4-1/2 TBS baking cocoa
1-1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt

Sift all ingredients in a 13x9x2 cake pan. Make 3 wells in the dry mixture (1 large well and 2 smaller wells). Put 9 TBS oil in large well, 1-1/2 tsp vanilla in small well and 1-1/2 tsp vinegar in the other small well. Pour 1-1/2 cups cold water over everything and mix well with a fork.

Bake 350 25-30 minutes or until cake is done. Frost with favorite icing.
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Old 08-17-2010, 01:41 AM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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I had a boy (!!!) over for dinner last night and I made this chocolate cake.
MA, this isn't the first time you've mentioned seducing a man with food. You need to make the chicken recipe Ina Garten calls "Engagement Chicken." She calls it that because she claims several young women have told her they got engaged after they made this chicken for a boyfriend.

Engagement Roast Chicken Recipe : Ina Garten : Food Network
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:37 AM
 
Location: East Valley, AZ
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MA, this isn't the first time you've mentioned seducing a man with food. You need to make the chicken recipe Ina Garten calls "Engagement Chicken." She calls it that because she claims several young women have told her they got engaged after they made this chicken for a boyfriend.

Engagement Roast Chicken Recipe : Ina Garten : Food Network
I think I'm just in a boy crazy mood lately. Darn hormones!

I often make food for people because I love to cook, and I love to get compliments and see people enjoy it. I'm hoping I can snag a guy with my cooking abilities someday!!
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Old 08-18-2010, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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I think I'm just in a boy crazy mood lately. Darn hormones!

I often make food for people because I love to cook, and I love to get compliments and see people enjoy it. I'm hoping I can snag a guy with my cooking abilities someday!!
Cake sounds yum...I want to go make it...11 at night, not happening I guess...Hormones...give them a week or so, then you'll be back to normal maybe not, but good luck
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