Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Food Envy: Birthday Cake

Last week it was my birthday and I tried to make it fairly low key although since I have not had much of my Mum's cooking the past couple years I asked her make me her chocolate cake!  When I asked her she had a puzzled look on her face, the look that says "oh crap!".  Apparently, she had lost the recipe for her fabulous chocolate cake... alas Pinterest saved the day.  I chose a cake based purely on the picture since I am a pretty lousy cook and it was incredible!  You MUST try this recipe for your next cake baking session, the texture of the cake was just so soft and delicious.  We changed the icing recipe slightly as we didn't really need the masses of butter the recipe lists.

Chocolate Chocolate Cake

 2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup oil
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup boiling water

Mix the first six ingredients together.  Then add the eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla.  Mix well.  Add the boiling water and mix slowly.   (Trust us on this one.)  Pour into 2 greased and floured round pans.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.  Let cool for about 15 minutes in the pans.  Turn them out of the pans onto cooling racks or plates.  Cool completely before frosting.

Chocolate Frosting

12 Tbsp. butter, softened
5 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup cocoa
2/3 cup milk
2 tsp. vanilla

Add butter to bowl.  Then add about 1/3 of the powdered sugar.  Mix well.  Then about a 1/3 of the milk and vanilla.  Mix well.  Next 1/3 of the cocoa.   Mixing well after each addition  and scraping down the sides of the bowl.  Repeat until all is added.


  1. Oh my gosh, this looks TO DIE FOR! I have seriously been CRAVING chocolate lately, and this makes me want to try this cake RIGHT NOW! Bring on the heart burn cake! :) ALSO HAPPY BIRTHDAY CUTE GIRL, I HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT DAY!

    1. Sav, you have to try it! It was so delicious! We've frozen the rest of the cake and even after its defrosted it still has that yummy goodness! Thanks for the birthday wishes :-) It was a lovely day spent at the museum! x


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