Here's "The Cake"
I'm pretty sure this is the best chocolate cake.
Here's what you need:
Flour (I use cake flour, but all purpose is okay)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease and flour a 13x9" pan
**this recipe calls for 1 cup boiling water - I put about 2 cups on to boil before I start mixing, so if some evaporates, etc., I still have plenty**
Mix your dry ingredients in a large bowl.
I use a very large bowl - you'll see why.
Your dry ingredients are:
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour - OR if using cake flour, the ratio is 1 cup plus 2 tbsp for each cup of all purpose flour.
So, for this recipe, I used 1 3/4 cups cake flour PLUS 3 tbsp.
2 cups sugar
3/4 cups cocoa (I like Hershey's)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
Next, add your liquid ingredients to your dry ingredients and mix well.
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil (I use olive oil)
2 tsp vanilla
Mix well and then add your 1 cup of boiling water.
This will be very thin. Almost like chocolate milk or something. It's okay - that's what it's supposed to be like.
And, because it's so thin, I use a very large bowl.
As you can see in the picture, it "slings" all over.
Bake in 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
That's all there is to it!
Another food porn shot.
Just to tempt :)
Frost with this chocolate frosting recipe.