Monday, June 13

Chocolate Cake

If there's one thing we take seriously around here, it's chocolate cake. This is our current favorite. We all like it's rich, almost brownie-like consistency. I like that I can use such a high ratio of whole grain flour.



Cake
1 c turbinado*
1 c rapadura*
1 3/4 c flour (I used 3:1 whole wheat:unbleached white)
3/4 c cocoa
1 1/2 t baking powder
2 t baking soda
1 t salt
2 eggs
1 c milk
1/2 c coconut oil
2 t vanilla
1 c boiling water

Preheat oven to 350˚. Grease two round cake pans.

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in water. (Batter will be very thin.)

Pour into pans and bake 30-35 minutes or until inserted pick comes out clean. Cool ten minutes before removing from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely before frosting.

*Or 2 c sugar
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Frosting
1/2 c butter
2/3 c cocoa
3 c powdered sugar
1/3 c milk
1 t vanilla

Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately mix in sugar and milk until spreading consistency is reached. Mix in vanilla.

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