Chocolate Cake #1

Well, I kicked the tires and lit the fires on my new mixer, she cut her teeth on my first homemade chocolate cake.  She still doesn’t have a name, it will come with time, she will let me know her personality and gain her name.

Yes, you should commit me, I am talking about my stand mixer like she’s a person.

The cake was good. It’s dense and moist and I basically combined 3 recipes in one. It is a nice compliment to the icing that I made, thick cake with a light icing was perfection. I named this chocolate cake #1 because I plan on trying a butter based one next without sour cream and see how that turns out.

Ingredients needed:

2 cups of sugar
2 cups of flour
1 cup of cocoa
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
1 cup of cream
1/2 cup of oil
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup of sour cream
1 cup of boiling water

Kick the tires and light the fires to 350.

 

Measure all your dry ingredients into the bowl .

I gave them a quick fluff with a fork to combine them.

 

I love brown eggs. Brown eggs unfortunately get me thinking of having chickens. Really gets me to thinking of the chickens I can’t have in the city. My grandma’s chickens used to lay brown eggs.

Proceed to the foot stomping temper tantrum over not being allowed to have chickens.

Put in all your wet ingredients into the bowl. Start your kettle boiling for that cup of hot water.

 

Combine all the ingredients for 2 minutes on low speed.

Get your now boiling hot cup of water from the kettle.

Add it in, and start your mixer again, for another minute.

Place into your cake pans or muffin tins. Did you know that you should tap your cake pan on your counter to bring the bubbles up and out? Something my mom taught me, she made a lot of cakes when I was young and sold them as a little side business. And this was one of her tips. You get those big air pockets out of your baking this way, as you can see below.

This recipe made one 8×8 cake and 18 cupcakes.

Chocolate Cake #1
 
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Delicious homemade chocolate cake.
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Recipe type: cake,dessert
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of cocoa
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of cream
  • ½ cup of oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup of sour cream
  • 1 cup of boiling water
Instructions
  1. Kick the tires and light the fires to 350.
  2. Measure all your dry ingredients into the bowl .
  3. I gave them a quick fluff with a fork to combine them.
  4. Put in all your wet ingredients into the bowl. Start your kettle boiling for that cup of hot water.
  5. Combine all the ingredients for 2 minutes on low speed.
  6. Get your now boiling hot cup of water from the kettle.
  7. Add it in, and start your mixer again, for another minute.
  8. Place into your cake pans or muffin tins. Did you know that you should tap your cake pan on your counter to bring the bubbles up and out? You get those big air pockets out of your baking this way, as you can see below.
  9. This recipe made one 8×8 cake and 18 cupcakes.

 

 

And how they were decorated is a post to come later!

 

5 comments
chi
chi

Hi there do you use self raising flour?:)

going to make my son's birthday cake xx

candjmunoz
candjmunoz

I'm making a two-layer 9" round cake plus some cupcakes (how many cupcakes is not overly important to me.  I'm only making those because my son wants both a cake and cupcakes for his party.).  Should I double this recipe for that purpose, or is a single recipe plenty for this?  Thanks!