What better way to celebrate an anniversary (or birthday, or a monday) than with chocolate cake? Okay, I’ll fess up, I’m not much of a chocolate fan but even I am obsessed with how good this chocolate cake turned out!
I tend to be a hit and miss kind of a baker, sometimes I make something and it turns out beautifully and sometimes I make the exact same thing and it turns out horribly, thankfully this cake recipe was pretty easy and didn’t leave much room for error, the only addition I needed was to add an extra 15 minutes onto the baking time since it was still at “pudding” stage when I tested it.
The icing however was modified quite a bit, the recipe I found called for 3 1/2 cups of icing sugar (holy crap!) so I cut it down to 3/4 of a cup and added a bit more cocoa and it turned out beautifully, almost like chocolate pudding and not overly sweet either.
I wish that I could package this cake up and mail to all of you!
Cake recipe is:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups white sugar
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup cold brewed coffee
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons vinegar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9×13 inch pan.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the eggs, coffee, milk, oil and vinegar. Mix until smooth, batter will be thin. Pour into prepared pan.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool
Icing (I modified it to 3/4 cup of sugar and 3/4 cup of cocoa)
- 1/4 cup margarine, melted
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- In a large bowl, beat margarine and cocoa together until combined. Add milk and vanilla; beat until smooth. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until desired consistency is achieved. Adjust with more milk or confectioners’ sugar if necessary.