Sunday, January 31, 2010

Dark Chocolate Cake

Well, Friends...I've offically been recipe blogging for a month now and I love it.  This isn't a long time  compared to most bloggers out there, but I'm pretty proud of myself!  I started out with blogger because of it's simplicity but I'm ready to move to another site - for good.  So, starting tomorrow, Feb 1, I will be moving to another site.  I'll let you know then......

Now on to the good stuff! I've been craving something chocolatey for the past several days.  I let Reagan pick and she decided she wanted chocolate cake.  mmmmmmm...this is heavenly!
Dark Chocolate Cake
2 c boiling water
1 c unsweetened cocoa powder
1 c butter
2 1/4 c sugar
4 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 3/4 c flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Heavily grease a 9 inch bundt pan.  In medium bowl, mix boiling water and cocoa powder.  Stir together very well and let cool.  Meanwhile, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder in another medium bowl.  Set aside.  In your mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar well - at least 2 minutes.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Mix well again.  Add half of the flour mixture and mix. Slowly poor in cocoa/water mixture and make sure everything is mixed well.  Add the last half of the flour mixture and combine well for the last time.  Make sure to mix all the way to the bottom.  Pour into bundt pan and bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool.  Frost with you favorite frosting.
In the words of my fantastic Uncle Ron:
"Well, that'll just jerk the pounds right off ya!"

2 comments:

Meghan said...

Wow, that looks delicious! Now a Q for you: Where did you learn to cook? Seriously... :)

Shara said...

First of all, which Meghan is this?! lol

I've got a long family history of great cooks (esp on my momma's side). The Boyd women are famous for their cooking :D I didn't start on my culinary skills until way after I left home, though. Actually, I'm pretty sure it was after my 2nd kiddo was born before I got the bravery to try bread. I just knew I couldn't compare with my mom, so I didn't even try for a long time. I'm so glad I did though!

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