Saturday, May 9, 2009

Chocolate Cake

My friend loves the Broadway musical RENT, and yesterday was her birthday party. I said that I would make a cake. I used black m&ms to write RENT and sparkly green edible gel to write happy birthday. This recipe is amazing.

Chocolate Cake

4 cups white sugar
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tsp. baking powder
3 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. salt
4 eggs
2 cups milk
1 cup vegetable oil
4 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups boiling water

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour two 9x13" pans.
In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla, mix for 2 minutes on medium speed of mixer. Stir in the boiling water last. Batter will be thin. Pour evenly into the prepared pans.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until the cake tests done with a toothpick. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

The best part of making a layer cake are the scraps that you can make into a mini cake :)
Peace and Dee Love,

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