Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Addictive Chocolate Cake

After baking this cake you will NEVER want to make a cake from a cake mix ever again! It is so moist, so delicious, and with the surprising kick of cinnamon it will definitely leave you wanting more!

Addictive Chocolate Cake
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup butter (1 cube)
1/2 cup vegetable oil (or applesauce for a healthier version)
1 cup water
4 Tbsp cocoa
1/2 cup buttermilk (substitute by 1/2 cup milk & 1/2 Tbsp. vinegar)
1 tsp. baking soda
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix the flour, sugar, salt and cinnamon - set aside. Melt the butter, oil, water, cocoa. Combine the dry mixed ingredients and the melted ingredients. Beat in the buttermilk and baking soda. Then beat in the eggs, and add the vanilla. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 18 minutes (test it by inserting a toothpick in the middle of the cake and it should come out clean).

Chocolate Frosting
3 Tbsp. cocoa
1/4 cup softened butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
small amount of milk

Mix the cocoa, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat until well combined and then add a splash of milk. If it's still too thick then add another small splash of milk. If your frosting is too runny then try to add a bit more powdered sugar.


  1. Ohhh yum. Is the frosting just as addictive as the cake? And I like the phrase "a splash of milk". You are a genius.

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