Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Rainy days=Chocolate cake!

Again today it has been a rainy,cloudy day. One thing is for sure that when it's raining and we can't go outdoors, the kitchen is in full use! lol Today after lunch as part of Home Economics we made a chocolate cake from scratch to satisfy that terrible cocoa craving.. (:
Here is the recipe:
Lickity-Split Cocoa Cake Perfect when you need a homemade chocolate cake-in a hurry. (: 1 1/2 cups unsifted all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup water 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 tablespoon vinegar 1 teaspoon vanilla Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt in large mixing bowl. Add water, oil, vinegar and vanilla; stir with spoon or wire whisk just until batter is smooth and ingredients are well blended. Pour into greased and floured 9-inch layer pan or 8-inch square pan. Bake at 350ยบ for 35 to 40 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Cool in pan; frost as desired. 6 to 8 servings.

This is one that we have made for years.

It's easy,fast,and oh so good with a glass of cold milk!

As far as the icing goes,we just use your basic chocolate glaze recipe.We usually double it so that the cake stays nice and moist.

~Have a great day!~


Kate said...

It hasn't stopped raining here!! That looks DElICIOUS!!!!
Have a great day!

Laura said...

Ugh - yes. I was in SC today. It WAS rainy!! Eepers!

Abigail said...

Hi Holly and Katie!

Thanks for stopping by and visiting me and Mr. Higgins : o )

I LOVE chocolate cake made from scratch. YUM!

We had some snow this morning, that turned into rain, that left slush everywhere...oh well, you are right, these kind of days make for wonderful creations in the kitchen!


Lisa said...

This cake sure had the house smelling good!Love you both.

Melissa said...

That cake looks absolutely delicious!!! Anything chocolate is a favorite of mine!!! Nice job...

Melissa :)