Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake

Sunday, April 15, 2012

One Bowl Chocolate Cake

Submitted by Melanie

I love to bake on Sundays. A couple of weeks ago my husband and I were in the mood for chocolate cake. I didn't have a whole lot of ingredients on hand so I took an inventory of what I had and started looking for a recipe that would work with the ingredients I had on hand. I came across this recipe, and boy am I glad I did. This is one of the most moist cakes I have ever had. It's a great cake for a chocolate lover! It was so good, that I had to give some to my neighbors because I was afraid I was going to eat it all. I have since made this cake 2 other times.

  • 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.
Rich Chocolate Frosting
  • 2 cups butter (no substitutes), softened
  • 9 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar, cocoa and vanilla. Add enough milk until frosting reaches spreading consistency.               

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Mel, I could eat that off the screen. It looks delish. I'll have to try it sometime. Thanks!