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Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Perfect Chocolate Cake


2 c. sugar 1 -1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 c. vegetable oil
1-3/4 c. All-purpose flour 1 tsp. salt 2 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 c. Hershey's Cocoa 2 eggs 1 c boiling water
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder 1 c. milk

(1) Heat oven to 350 degrees. (2) Grease and flour two 9 inch round baking pans.
(3) Combine dry ingredients in large bowl, add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on med. speed for
2 minutes. (4) stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour into pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes or
until a tooth pick comes out clean. (5) let stand for 10 minutes. (6) remove from pans to wire and let cool completely. Frost with Chocolate Frosting. Note: cupcakes: fill muffin tins 1/2 full and bake for 20-25 minutes. 9x13 dish bake 30-35 minutes.

Perfect Chocolate Frosting

1 (1/2 c). stick butter 3 c. powder sugar 1 tsp. vanilla
2/3 c. Hershey's Cocoa 1/3 c. milk

(1) Melt butter (2) Alternately add powder sugar and milk, beating on med. speed to
spreading consistency. Add more milk in needed. Stir in vanilla. (About 2 cups of frosting)

You will never taste a better chocolate cake.....it's SO good try it!!! I am linking this to somewhatsimple.com for her Strut your stuff Thursday party go take a look.

4 comments:

  1. Looks yummy! I will have to try this.

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  2. Oh dear! I may have to try this recipe! My mouth is watering. There is nothing I love more than a good chocolate cake. Mmmmmm...

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  3. My mouth is literally watering- serious.

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  4. That looks soooooo yummy! And you are just so cute! :) Visitig from Somewhat Simple.

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