|Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Bake Time: 1 Hour
Yield: One 9" x 12" Single Layer Cake
(Twelve 3" x 3" Square Slices)
Best Moist Chocolate Cake Ingredients
|2 Cups Flour|
|2 Cups Sugar|
|¾ Cup Hershey's Cocoa|
|2 Teaspoons Baking Soda (Bicarbonate of Soda)|
|1 Teaspoon Baking Powder (Optional) This will make the cake rise just a little bit more than using the Baking Soda only.|
|2 Eggs (I use large eggs)|
|1 Teaspoon Salt|
|1 Cup Buttermilk
You can freeze buttermilk, so you have it to make another buttermilk chocolate cake recipe later.
Can't find buttermilk?
Can I use regular milk or half and half?
|1 Cup Mazola Vegetable Oil
(Mazola is a brand name. Any high quality vegetable oil will do.)
|1 ½ Teaspoons Vanilla Extract|
|1 Cup Boiling Water
You can use 1 Cup of strong coffee instead of the boiling water. Doing so intensifies the chocolate flavor. If you're making it for children, you might want to stick with the boiling water.
5.00 "I bake a lot of cakes, and though an amateur, I try to follow the best classic cake making techniques. Properly creaming of the fat, eggs, and sugar, applying the dry ingredients in the proper manner, ensuring to not overbear, etc. And the results are very professional.
Then I came across your recipe, which is quite contrary to, but infinitely easier than the classic cake making techniques. The results? Exactly as you describe. The results in a very moist cake, with a great crumb and a wonderful deep chocolate taste. It rose incredibly well, had a great spring to it, just absolutely perfect. And it is soooooo easy to make that you can whip it up in minutes. In fact, it is so easy and quick to make (baking time notwithstanding) that I am afraid my waist is going to expand.
The frosting recipe, though pretty conventional, also worked out and tasted great. I added a bit of almond extract but otherwise followed it to the "T". Anyway, I just wanted to report that the recipe works. By the way, it also works if you halve it (1 8" round). Thanks for sharing the recipe. Now, what about a yellow / sponge cake recipe? Jack L., 3/31/13
1 serving = 3" x 3" Slice
|Amount Per Serving|
|Total Fat||20.0 g|
|Saturated Fat||3.1 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||10.0 g|
|Mono-unsaturated Fat||5.3 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||53.2 g|
|Dietary Fiber||2.3 g|
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
|2 Cups 10-X Powdered Confectioners Sugar|
|¼ Pound Stick of Butter (Softened by letting it get to room temperature)|
|1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract|
|1/8 Teaspoon Salt|
|2½ Tablespoons Milk|