Monday, April 2, 2012

My Perfect Chocolate Cake

This is for Judy!  It's not a top secret family recipe, all though I did get it from my mother in law.....I hope it wasn't their family secret and now I just give it out willy nilly!

Preheat oven to 350. 

Mix 2 3/4 cups flour, 2 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp salt, 6 Tbls baking cocoa powder, and 2 cups sugar.

Add 2 cups water, 10 Tbls oil (corn or veggie), and 2 Tbls white vinegar. Mix until combined.

Bake about 35 minutes in 2 greased round pans.


My only advice is do not taste the batter.  It is not an indication of how yummy the cake will be!

5 comments:

  1. Michelle - I LOVE YOU!!!!!

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    1. Have you made the cake? Is this your reaction? Oh my ... I made brownies last night. They're gone now, so I might have to try this recipe!

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  2. Thanks! My sister stopped by my house last night and found me standing at the counter, with a fork, eating bites right off the cake. It's that good. She said if she had that cake in her house, she'd be doing the same thing!

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  3. Adding it to my to-try recipes. Have to admit, though, I am a compulsive batter taster so your advice is good to know. At least when I cave to the irresistible urge I will know not to judge the cake by the batter.

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    1. It tastes terrible! The first time I made it, I tried a taste (it looks so yummy and no eggs!) and I was horrified. Maybe I'd done something wrong, it tasted so bad! Now I know, it's going to be all right, just resist the urge to taste test the batter!

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