Sunday, May 30, 2010

Anna’s Chocolate Cake

A great thing about covered dish picnics is sampling delicious recipes from friends – especially desserts! 

frogs THUMBS UPThis deliciously moist chocolate cake was completely homemade, including the frosting and it contains NO eggs. Grenville and I are both confirmed chocoholics and we give this recipe thumbs & toes up. 

Heat oven to 350° F.

  • 3 C all-purpose flour 
  • 2 C sugar 
  • 1/3 C baking cocoa (Hershey’s) 
  • 2 tsp baking soda 
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 2 C water 
  • ¾ C vegetable oil 
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 2 tsp vinegar

  1. Combine 1st five ingredients in a mixing bowl (flour to salt).
  2. Add water, vegetable oil, vanilla extract and vinegar.
  3. Mix well (batter will be thin).
  4. Pour into a well greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until  tester inserted near center comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.
Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting 

  • 1 pkge (3 ounces)  cream cheese softened 
  • ¼ C butter, softened 
  • 2 C confectioner’s sugar 
  • 1/3 C baking cocoa 
  • Dash salt 
  • 3 tbsp milk 
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

  1. Beat cream cheese and butter in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add confectioner’s sugar, cocoa, salt, milk, vanilla.
  3. Mix well; spread over the cake.


Anvilcloud said...

I think you're trying to make me fat--er.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Not trying to do that on purpose, but this cake was so good that the recipe HAD to be shared. We restrained ourselves from taking home the leftovers cause we knew we could not restrain ourselves - lack of willpower.

Lois Evensen said...

Oh, yum. :) I like the froggies, too.


Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Thanks Lois. The frogs are on our front porch and liked the chocolate cake too :-)

The Early Birder said...

I love chocolate BUT I'm not sure my dentist would approve! I'll be popping back from time to time. Cheers Frank (aka FAB).

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Sure your dentist would enjoy this cake too, Frank...who doesn't love chocolate, well maybe a few folks. Thanks for stopping in and hope you will revisit from time to time.

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