Easy Chocolate Cake

I have been having far too much fun baking. From baked pancakes to pretty chocolate cake, I have been spending most of my time baking. Today I made chocolate cake. The cake made the entire house smell so chocolate-y… It was fantastic. The only change I’d make to this would be to add chocolate chips for the full-chocolate experience… But that’s just me.

It all began with sticking a stick of butter, 1/2 cup of oil (if you don’t want it to be as fatty take this out and replace it with applesauce later in the recipe) and 1/2 cup water in a small pot and bringing it to a boil. Also, preheat the oven to 350*F

boiling oil, water and butter.

Meanwhile, using a spoon, mix together 4-5 tablespoons of cocoa, 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar, and 1 teaspoon baking soda in a non-plastic bowl.

mixing dry ingredients

Once boiling, add the butter mixture to the dry ingredients.

pouring wet into dry

We must pour!

now mix

mixing

Mix in 1/2 cup buttermilk (or 1 tsp lemon juice mixed with a little less than 1/2 cup milk) and 1 tablespoon vanilla to mixture.

buttermilk and vanilla adding...

Mix in 2 eggs.

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Pour into buttered/sprayed cake pan.

fill pan

Bake at 350 for around 30-35 minutes. Watch after 25 minutes. It is done when it springs back at touch.

finished cake

Leftovers? Check out what you can do with them….

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easy chocolate cake recipe

Hope you enjoy!

-Redheadedwhovian

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