Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Heavenly Chocolate Cake

R's birthday was yesterday, so I decided to bake a cake, like I have done for the last three birthdays. This time, however, was different. In years past, I always baked birthday cakes from a box, but since I have discovered my love of cooking, I knew that I had to bake one from scratch. Little did I know how good this would taste. After his birthday dinner with his family, everyone had a second slice, and the birthday cake is now gone, a mere three days after I baked it. Yum!


  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 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.
Recipe courtesy of Eating Well

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