Do you have a chocolate lover in your family? If so, this homemade chocolate cake is just what you need.
This recipe might not be as convenient as pulling out a boxed cake mix, but it is well worth the extra effort it takes to make it. And without all of the ingredients I can’t pronounce.
I know for many, cooking from scratch has become a way of the past. I can’t help but love it though. I get lost in my thoughts – picturing my mom, grandmas, and great-grandmothers in their kitchens preparing meals and treats – all from scratch. For me, baking and cooking from scratch has a way of taking me out of the fast lane and making me feel connected to a time when life moved at a slower pace.
You can frost this with your favorite frosting recipe. I love this Creamy Chocolate Frosting!
To make this you will need: 2 1/2 cups of flour, 1/2 cup of cocoa, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 2 teaspoons of baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 2 cups of sugar, 1 cup of vegetable oil, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, 1 cup of buttermilk or sour milk, and 1 cup of hot strong coffee (not pictured). The coffee gives the chocolate flavor added depth.
This batter is supposed to be really thin. Pour the batter into 2 or 3 greased and floured layer pans. I used 2 this time. It can also be put into a 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees about 20 – 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Then frost this delicious chocolate buttermilk cake with your favorite frosting.