Thursday, June 7, 2012

Chocolate Cake

From: Betty Crocker cookbook (2005 Breast Cancer Edition)

3/4 cup butter, softened
3 eggs
2 cups AP flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups milk

Allow butter and eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Lightly grease cake pans or a 13x9 baking sheet. Lightly flour bottom and sides of pans. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside.

In a large mixing bowl beat butter for 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar, about 1/4 cup at a time, beating for 3-4 minutes. Scrape sides of bowl; continue beating for 2 minutes. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Beat in vanilla.

Alternately add flour mixture and milk to butter mixture, beating on low speed until just combined. Beat for 20 seconds more. Spread batter evenly into prepared pans.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes for 8-inch pans and 13x9 pan, 30-35 minutes for 9-inch pans, or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean. Cool cake for 10 minutes before removing.

Thumbs up! I needed a chocolate cake in a hurry so I chose the simplest recipe I could find! We had an incident with a child playing too close to the cake with a balloon as you can see....  Anyway, the cake was great - I think. I only got a small taste but since there wasn't a drop left at the end of the night I consider this recipe a success! Delicious and I would definitely make this again in the future!!

Another favorite chocolate cake recipe of mine

And this moist one that I love

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