It would be nice but people, let's face it, that's not me. I am forever destined to ride that diet roller coaster because I LOVE SWEETS. If you haven't noticed by my posts on this site, I especially love chocolate.
Here is another goody for you! I believe this recipe came from my mother in law's Hershey Chocolate Recipe Book. By the way, if you do not have a recipe book that exposes you to a variety of chocolatey goodness, I would suggest that cookbook. Awesome recipes!
What you will need:
2 c. sugar
1 3/4 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 c. cocoa
1 c. milk
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1 c. boiling water
******Use 2- 9 inch round pans******
I LOVE THIS FROSTING!!
1/2 c. butter
2/3 c. cocoa
3 c. powdered sugar
1/3 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
******Double it for this cake recipe******
Directions below with pictures. Sorry, I am missing some pictures. They were too blurry to use.
PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGREES!
To begin, gather all your ingredients. I like to measure them all out before hand. In a bowl, mix sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cocoa.
After you have everything measured and ready to go, prep your pans. When making chocolate cake, I use butter and cocoa. Cocoa works great. You don't have white flour on your cake when you are finished. :) Fun tip!
Put your water on to boil so it's ready when you get to that step.
In your mixing bowl, combine sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir until combined.
Next, add wet ingredients, EXCLUDING the boiling water- milk, vanilla, eggs, and vegetable oil.
Mix for about 1 1/2 minutes.
Carefully, measure boiling water.
Stir gently until mixed.
(Excuse my mess. :)
Batter will be thin!
Pour into prepared pans.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
After sitting for about five minutes, remove cake from pans and let cool completely!
See...no ugly white flour patches. :)
After your cake has completely cooled, level them as best you can.
Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency. Stir in vanilla. (Single batch yields approximately 2 cups of frosting. As stated before, for this cake, I double the recipe.)
Now frost your cake to your hearts content. :)
Grab a glass of milk and enjoy yourself some chocolate!!!