May 29, 2006

Chocolate Birthday Cake

1 1/3 cups flour
1 1/3 cup sugar
1 cup cocoa
1 cup boiling water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 325. Grease and flour or spray (with cooking spray with flour) a 9 inch springform pan. In a mixing bowl, whisk together, salt, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cocoa. In a measuring cup or small bowl, whisk together the eggs, the vanilla and the milk. Pour the oil over the dry ingredients and stir until just mixed. Add milk mixture and combine thoroughly. Add boiling water, mix again. Pour into prepared pan and bake 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes in the pan on a wire rack then release and continue to cool. Ice. Especially good with chocolate cream cheese icing.
My thoughts:
I made this incredibly moist, single layer cake for my husband's 34th birthday. It is very chocolate-y and made just enough for us, a couple of friends and some leftovers for tomorrow. Now all I have to do is decide what cake he has to make me for my 27th birthday this summer.