Monday, May 19, 2014

Chocolate Chocolate Cake

 When nothing but chocolate will do.
Chocolate Cake 

2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda (not baking powder)
1 stick butter
4 Tablespoons cocoa
½ cup oil
1 cup water
½ cup buttermilk ( 1 tablespoons vinegar in ½ cup milk)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla 

Sift together flour, soda, and sugar.

Combine butter, oil, cocoa, and water in a pan; bring to a boil.

Add hot liquid to flour; mix well; then add buttermilk; mix well; then add eggs & vanilla; beat for 2 minutes.

Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.

Chocolate Icing


1 stick butter
4 tablespoons cocoa
4-6 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup nuts
1 box powdered sugar 

Combine butter, cocoa, and milk in a pan; bring to a boil.

Add vanilla and powdered sugar; mix well. (If the icing is too thick, add additional milk 1 teaspoonful at a time to the desired consistency.)

Add nuts.

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