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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

5 Minute Chocolate Cake, revisit an old favorite!

There are millions of recipes out there, so many new ones to try. But sometimes you want to eat something that you have already made and know you love, enter this easy delicious cake.


5 Minute Cocoa Cake
adapted from: true source unknown, but I believe it is Hershey's.
350 degree oven

1 3/4 c flour
2 c sugar
3/4 c cocoa
1 1/2 t baking powder
1 1/2 t soda
1 t salt

2 eggs
1/2 c oil
2 t vanilla
1 c milk - divided

1 c boiling water OR strong hot coffee

Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, oil, vanilla and half of the milk. Beat at medium speed 2 minutes. Add remaining milk, mix on low until smooth. Add hot water/coffee, mix on low until smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides of the bowl. Batter will be thin.


Pour into prepared pan(s), bake 8 or 9 inch layer cakes 30-35 minutes. Bake a 9X13 pan 35-40  minutes. Let cool, 10 minutes, turn layers out to cool completely.

Chocolate Butter Cream

1/3 c butter, softened
dash salt
2 t vanilla
1/2 - 3/4 c cocoa - use the larger amount for a deep chocolate flavor
1 pound powdered sugar

3-5 T milk - divided

Place all ingredients into a large mixer bowl,  add 3 T milk, beat until smooth. If frosting is too stiff or dry, slowly add remaining milk beating well.


When cake is completely cool, frost, top with toasted walnut pieces.


Serves 16-20 happy people!

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