Sunday, April 24, 2011

Super Easy Chocolate Cake

I'm on a sugar overload.

After breaking free from exams, I've been on a baking spree. 

It's been a little too much baking. (Yes, I said it. Never thought it was possible.)

In fact, so much baking that I couldn't bring myself to eat dinner tonight!

But I'm getting ahead of myself.



This is the second chocolate cake I've made in the past few weeks.  

The first one will go down in history as one of my many baking fails, (which include rock solid banana bread and "healthy" oatmeal raisin cookies that looked very unappetizing).

There was a giant crater in the first cake. 

But really, the first cake was so ...not good. 

This chocolate cake, however, was so much better!

It wasn't too chocolatey and it was super moist!



Doesn't it look so sunshine-y? Summer is just around the corner. 

My brain's already on vacation -oops!

I was looking for a super easy chocolate cake recipe that wouldn't force me to go to the store to buy random ingredients that I would rarely ever use again (hello molasses!).  

It bugs me when I have to buy a giant jar of something and I only use a tiny bit of it. Then I have to search for other things to make that will somehow make a dent in that giant jar. 

This chocolate cake is great when you're low on fancy ingredients and you're craving chocolate.




Recipe (adapted from Vittles and Bits)

1 3/4 cup flour
2 cup sugar
3/4 cup cocoa
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water

Preheat to 350 degrees.
Combine dry ingredients in large bowl.
Add remaining eggs one at a time, milk, vanilla extract, and vegetable oil.
Mix for 2 minutes.
Stir in boiling water. (Batter will be very thin)
Pour into two greased and floured 9" round pans or a 9 x 13 pan.
Bake for 30-35 minutes.
Cool 10 minutes and remove from pan.





In addition to baking a lot, a friend and I went to the Museum of Fine Arts to see the Chihuly exhibit and it was SO cool! You might recognize his work from the ceiling of the Bellagio in Las Vegas and lots of other places. 



 Pictures from L.O.A.B.

11 comments:

  1. lchemail2003April 24, 2011

    Looks good to me! ;0)

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  2. Jennifer ChenApril 25, 2011

    omg you made a cake from scratch?? i only know how to do it from a box...

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  3. hahaha LOAB, excellent.

    what about the banana loaf and cinnamon pully thingy?? those were sooo good

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  4. m'mm! i love chocolate cake - save me a slice! :D

    thanks so much for linking up to magia mondays!

    -kristin

    http://delightfullydowling.blogspot.com

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  5. It was super moist, sweet, and chocolately! And that exhibit looks so awesome. The glass things. I bet if it were in a room with windows and sunshine, it'd be pretty spectacular with the light reflecting every which way. Did they have that?

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  6. realized I could have done LM. LOAB sounds cooler =)

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  7. I was gonna say museums don't have windows and sunshine, but then I realized that the new wing does...just not where any exhibits are!

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  8. KimMcCallieApril 26, 2011

    Wow! This cake looks delicious! I love making cakes from scratch. Thank you so much for linking to A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday! Kim

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  9. Nutmeg NannyApril 26, 2011

    I love a slice of delicious chocolate cake....yum!

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  10. Barbara @ Barbara BakesApril 26, 2011

    I'm definitely on a sugar high these days too. Sounds like a great cake.

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  11. lchemail2003April 27, 2011

    This reminds me of a cake recipe I have called Whacky Cake. Mines cakes for Vinegar. And these cakes are so moist you dont even need frosting! :)

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