OLD FASHIONED CHOCOLATE BIRTHDAY CAKE

 

  • Cooking Time: 35 to 40
  • Servings:
  • Preparation Time:

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup water (or substitute water with 1 cup cold brewed coffee)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. (We used three 9-inch round cake pans)
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • Make a well in the center and pour in the eggs, coffee, milk, oil and vinegar.
  • Mix until smooth, batter will be thin. Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool.

Notes

My mom recently made this for my step-father for his 54th birthday. From what I've read, you can substitute buttermilk if a baking recipe calls for milk -- which is exactly what she did. Buttermilk tends to give baked goods a better flavor and texture than milk.

Categories: Cake  Dessert  Oven 

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