Friday, July 27, 2012

Yummy Chocolate Cake!

So I hope I am not the only one caught up in Olympic fever!  I just realized that I have been watching the opening ceremonies for hours!

Ok here is the recipe for the yummy chocolate cake we now make with the Dutch processed cocoa.  This recipe is one my mom picked up in the 1970's and is one of our favorites especially now that we have switched to the other cocoa powder. 

On to the good stuff!  One of the best things about this recipe is you just chunk it all into a bowl stir it up a few times and pop it in your pan.  This batter will be really thin.

One side note if you don't have buttermilk just put one Tablespoon of white vinegar into one cup of normal milk and wait about 5 minutes. 

Chocolate Cake Recipe

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup coca (use the dutch processed kind!)
2 cups flour

1 cup oil
2 eggs
2 teaspoons soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Mix the dry ingredients together. 

Add the wet ingredients.

Stir! It will be thin. 

Pour into pan and bake.  I usually use a normal cake pan but I found these fun paper ones at Michael's.  So full recipe will fill all four paper pans.  I made a half recipe.

Icing Recipe!

6 Tablespoons of Milk
3 Tablespoons of cocoa powder
1 stick of butter

1 box of powdered sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
nuts optional

Slowly bring to a boil in a sauce pan the milk, cocoa powder, and butter.  STIR CONTINUOUSLY!! it sticks and scorches super quick!

When you see a good amount of bubbles turn off heat and add in the rest of the ingredients and stir like crazy until it is smooth.

Pour the icing onto the cakes.  I always do this when the cake is hot so it sinks in.

Now all you do is eat it!  Yummy!  Enjoy!


  1. That looks like a great recipe!

  2. Looks delicious! It sounds very similar to our Texas Cake recipe. Maybe that is where we got it from! Lol! Except we always make it is a jelly roll pan.

  3. oh that looks great, I have really been wanting a chocolate cake, just to put in my vintage aluminum cake carrier! And maybe to eat.. I didn't get around to commenting on the Dutch Cocoa post but I thought that was fascinating that it makes it more digestable for some peoples. yum yum and yum