chocolate cake recipe

The following recipe is for the best chocolate cake I have ever tasted, and I'm a pretty huge fan of chocolate cake. :) My daughter and I like to make this cake, if you make it, drop me a line and let me know how it turned out.

This recipe is from "Old Favorites from New Friends", The Wellesley Newcomer's Club Cookbook, published in 1995, with typography/design/indexing by my friend Ellena M.


Moist Chocolate Cake

This is the cake your mom used to make-- the kind you can't find a recipe for anymore, until now!
2 C.sugar2 C.flour
1 C.vegetable oil1 tsp. salt
2 eggs1 tsp. baking powder
1 C.milk2 tsp. baking soda
1 C.hot coffee1/2 C.sour cream, optional but makes it even moister. (Can substitute applesauce.)
1 tsp. vanilla extractWhipped cream or powdered sugar (or chocolate frosting)
3/4 C.cocoa

Preheat oven to 325 F. Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ingredients in order, one at a time, mixing well at low speed after each addition. (Do not mix fast or too much.) Pour into pan. Bake in a preheated oven for about 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Serve with powdered sugar or whipped cream (or chocolate frosting).

NOTE: For best results, bake one day before serving.

YIELD: 12 to 15 servings.


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