Chocolate Cake

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Chocolate Cake

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2 c. sugar
1-3/4 c. flour
1/2 c. cocoa powder
1/4 c. black cocoa powder(-check out King Arthur Flour Company
2 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
2 eggs
1 c. buttermilk, or soured milk, as in, a tablespoon of vinegar to replace a tablespoon of the milk
1/2 c. oil
1 t. vanilla
1 c. warm water

Make in the usual way for cake.
Bake 350 degrees, ---for two 9" rounds, 30-40 minutes. 13" by 9", 35-40 minutes. Oh, and line the pans with grease and flour and parchment, as this is a light and delicate cake
Frost with 6 oz. unsweetened chocolate and 1/2 c. butter. Stir in 3 T. black cocoa and 2 T. vanilla. Beat in 3-1/2 c. confectioners sugar and approx. 3/4 c. hot cream or evaporated milk.
This is the cake I always made for my kids, for their birthdays. I wish someone would make it for mine. It goes awfully well with milk or bourbon.
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But can one add bourbon to the mixture.
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Re: Chocolate Cake

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have to agree with using oil. Butter is lovely for sponges, because it makes them fluffy and crisp, but with chocolate cake I find you have to use oil to make them nice and squishy. Bourbon is good too, or rum, which adds a lovely rich sweetness. My mum sometimes adds cointreau or grand marnier for chocolate orange cake, but does that more often for chocolate tart
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Re: Chocolate Cake

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Palinka wrote:But can one add bourbon to the mixture.
Well, there is this:

Spice Applesauce Bourbon Cake

(you might note that it is a hobby of mine, to invent cake recipes)

1/3 c. crisco shortening (yes, shudder as you might, but it works)
1-1/3 c. sugar
1 egg... yes, just one lonely egg. this is rather a flattish cake
1 c. unsweetened (because, really aren't apples sweet enough on their own?) applesauce
1-2/3 c. flour, the regular sort
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
3 t. cinnamon
1 t. clove
1/2 t. allspice
1/4 c. bourbon (I like Maker's Mark, but Jim Beam works, or whatever you have)
1 T. vanilla extract

cream the crisco and sugar. beat in the egg. stir in the applesauce. blend in the whisked- together dry ingredients alternately with the bourbon and vanilla. Or yeah whatever. Just throw everything in together. It will be good. Bake at 350 degreess in an 8 or 9 inch pan, or one of those roundish Euro pans. (God only knows where the hell I got those from) Bake for 45-50 minutes, or whatever seems right. You know what done cake looks like, right? And then put lots of powdered sugar or glaze on it and tear into it.

with bourbon. because.
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