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
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.
Once boiling, add the butter mixture to the dry ingredients.
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.
Mix in 2 eggs.
Pour into buttered/sprayed cake pan.
Bake at 350 for around 30-35 minutes. Watch after 25 minutes. It is done when it springs back at touch.
Leftovers? Check out what you can do with them….
Hope you enjoy!