Got up today and three year old Vincent asked, “Noni, can we bake a “Chockwitt” Cake??” Being quarantined for almost 6 weeks now, we have been doing a lot of baking together ……Lemon Cake to eat with Pontchatoula Strawberries, Cinnamon Rolls to share with his three cousins Vanessa, Ashton and Giselle, and now a chocolate cake from scratch!
This is a very quick cake to put together and you probably have all in the ingredients on hand already!! If you don’t have real buttermilk, you can just add 1 tablespoon of vinegar (white or Apple Cider) to the one cup of whole milk and let stand 5 minutes.
This batter yields a two layer 8″ cake or two-9″ layers. I prefer the 8″.
Sue B.’s Moist Chocolate Cake
3/4 cups cocoa powder
3/4 cups boiling water
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup oil
4 large eggs
1 t. vanilla
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 t. salt
2 t. baking soda
Stir group 1 ingredients together. Set aside.
Stir group 2 ingredients together. Set aside.
Stir group 3 ingredients together.
Stir group 3 into group 2. Stir in group 1.
Bake at 350 in greased and parchment lined, round cake pan(s) until cake springs back when lightly pressed. Approx. 25 minutes,
Cool completely before frosting. I love the recipe for Chocolate Frosting on the back of the Hershey’s Cocoa box. Make sure you use real butter!!
Bon Appetit…………Until next time