Monday, December 19, 2011
Tara's $300 Chocolate Cake
This was one of my mother's favorites. For those who like to actually bake a cake from scratch, you're gonna love it.
Mix 2 cups of flour and 2 cups of sugar in a bowl and set aside. In a pan, boil the following ingredients for 1 minute as you continually stir:
1 cup water
1 stick butter or margarine
1 cup oil
4 tablespoons cocoa
Add the mixture to flour and sugar and beat until mixed, then add and mix well:
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
Once mixed well, pour into greased and floured cake pans or a 13x9x2 oblong baking pan and insert into a pre-heated oven at 350ºF. Bake for 30 minutes or until done.
Bring to a boil 2 tablespoons milk, 2 tablespoons cocoa, 1/2 stick butter or margarine, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla, then add 1/2 box of 10X powdered sugar. Mix well and spread on warm cake.
If you like, sprinkle chopped nuts of your choice (I like pecans) on top.
This goes great with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee and add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to a slice of the cake. Yummy.