how to make chocolate cakeIngredients:

1 tbsp butter

2 cups granulated sugar

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour plus extra flour for dusting

3/4 cups cocoa powder

1 1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

2 large eggs

1 cup of low fat milk

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 tsps vanilla extract

1 cup of hot water or hot coffee

 

2 9″ round baking pans

Toothpick

large mixing bowl

Hand mixer

Large wooden spoon

Cooling rack

Method:

Heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Grease the two baking pans with the butter and lightly dust the pans with flour and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, stir together the sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda and flour and salt until well combined.

Crack the eggs into the mixture and add the milk and oil.  Beat on medium speed for 1 to 2 minutes until smooth.  Add the vanilla to the chocolate batter and beat on slow speed for one minute. Pour hot water into mixture and mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon.

Pour the batter evenly  in the prepared pans and bake for 30 – 35 minutes until the center is firm.

To check for doneness, do the toothpick test.  When you place a toothpick into the middle of the cake and it should come out clean without any batter or crumbs sticking to it the cake  is done.

Place the cake pans on a cooling rack and let cool for 15 minutes to 20 minutes.

Remove the cakes from the pans and let throughly cool for about 2 hours.

If you want to frost the cakes, place on a plate.

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