Tuesday, September 16, 2014

BEST Chocolate Cake

This is a really good chocolate cake.  Even though there is only a half cup oil, it is super moist and light.  It is not a dense chocolate cake.  It has tons of flavor.  I highly recommend it.

I decided to go with a mint chocolate cake for my birthday.  Yes, I make my own cake.  You see, I like making cakes.  I love making exactly what I want for my birthday.  I think it is kind of a foodie thing. Yes? 

Best Chocolate Cake- Ever!

2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cup flour
1 cup cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup oil
1 cup milk
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup boiling water

Line two 9 inch cake pans with parchment paper and grease the sides. Preheat oven to 350F.

In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa (sift it in), baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In a 2 cup measuring cup or a smaller bowl, measure milk, oil, eggs, vanilla.

Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients. Beat just enough to mix.  Make sure you scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl.  Add in boiling water. Beat briefly scrap and stir.  Pour into prepared pans and place on the middle rack of the oven.

Bake 40 to 50 minutes. Cool for ten minutes in pans. Flip and peel off paper.

Mint Frosting

1 cup butter
3 cups confectioners sugar
1/4 cup Creme de Menthe

Beat together until light and fluffy.  Add more or less sugar until desired affect is achieved.  Like wise add the Creme de Menthe.

1 comment:

COCO intheKitchen said...

HAPPY BDAY, Lori girl!
I love this cake. Can't wait to make it. I would want the mint frosting, too! xo