Jan 17, 2008

My FAVORITE Chocolate Cake!

This came from http://www.allrecipes.com/ and you can print a "pretty version" (complete with conversions if needed) here. Yes, this does call for vinegar and mayonaise . . . but it is sooo good! Top with chocolate frosting (home-made of course) and you are in heaven!

"Aunt Joyce's Chocolate Cake"
3 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups warm water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave.
Pour the melted chocolate into a large mixing bowl. Blend in the mayonnaise, vinegar and vanilla. Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt and gradually stir into the chocolate mixture. Slowly stir in the warm water. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

Note: The cake batter looks like soup . . . . don't worry . . . . it will turn out very well!


Scooter & Emi said...

Sounds yummy! We'll have to try it. I wish we had a camera for recording snow flakes. We were trying to remember if Scooter has seen snow before... he MAY have on a short trip to Salt Lake, but it would have been brief, and way before the possibility of remembering. Emi didn't care about the snow... she just wanted to use the sidewalk chalk, and was completely absorbed. :) We'll see if the reactions differ with the snow we're supposed to get Saturday/Sunday.

By the way, how do we know if somebody decides to cancel church???

The BirdHouse said...

I can testify that the cake is DELISH!! ...but let's update the site will ya!?!?!??? I get really bored at work from saving kids lives from diaper rashes and stuffy noses. I need something interesting to read to keep me alert!