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
2 eggs
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.



Claudia said...


That looks absolutely sinful! Will definitely try it

Merry Christmas!

Anam Ahmed said...

WoW! That's really great I will say. I am sure you quite worked hard to get this on place. Just tweeted to my twitter. Please do keep up this work.