Sunday, April 5, 2009

300 Dollar Chocolate Cake

I baked this for a church outreach function, thus no tasting…it looked and smelled fabulous though!

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Cake Batter

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 6 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 (16 ounce) package confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. In a saucepan, combine 1/2 cup butter, oil, 4 tablespoons cocoa, and 1 cup water. Boil for 1 minute.
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour and white sugar. Beat in chocolate mixture. Beat in eggs, buttermilk and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
  4. To make the Frosting: In saucepan, combine 1/2 cup butter, 6 tablespoons cream, and 4 tablespoons cocoa. Boil for 1 minute. Place confectioners' sugar in a large bowl. Pour in chocolate mixture and beat until desired consistency is achieved. Beat in vanilla.
Recipe from Allrecipes.com

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