Last week, Gigi from Afterthoughts posted this Chocolate Cake recipe. She's been using this recipe for over 30 years and I can see why! This cake is very simple, so moist and the taste is wonderful. I was blown away at how it came out since this was my first attempt to make a chocolate cake from scratch. Them empty cake plate the next day was proof that my family was crazy about this cake.
Try out this recipe, it is definitely a keeper.
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup water
3 tablespoons cocoa (Gigi adds add more)
3/4 milk or buttermilk (Gigi likes buttermilk, I didn't have any and used 2%)
1/2 cup shortening
Grease and flour your cake pan.
Mix dry ingredients and set a side
Mix wet ingredients well and add dry ingredients a little at a time until all incorporated. Bake 350* in two layer pans (I used a Bunt pan) for 40 45 minutes.
Cool completely before icing. I made a glaze out of powdered sugar, almond extract and a splash of milk.
Gigi posted the following icing recipe. I can't wait to try this cake with her icing!
Chocolate Icing -
1 stick of butter
2 Tablespoons cocoa
3 cups powder sugar
dash of vanilla
(Gigi will sometimes use a block of cream cheese and make this a chocolate cream cheese icing, either way it's yummy)