Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A childhood favorite

Its usually a childhood memory that gets my creativity working in the kitchen as I try to recall the ingredients, flavor and look of my favorite foods my mom use to make for me when I was little. On special occasions or if my mom was craving it she would make a delicious chocolate cake and top it with peanut butter frosting. This was and still is one of my favorite treats. So I decided to make it recently when we had a visit from one of my very good friends. Its funny because we both have our nutrition degree and will both be Dietitians soon and yet I choose this cake to make for her during her time here. You see even us Dietitians practice moderation!!

Chocolate Cake

1 cup sugar
3 cup flour
2/3 cup cocoa
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda

1 cup oil
2 cup water (cold)
2 tsp vinegar
2 tsp vanilla

Step 1: Combine all dry ingredients together in large mixing bowl.

Step 2: Combine all wet ingredients together in another bowl (Or I like to use my 4 cup measuring cup).

Step 3: Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and mix well.

Step 4: Pour cake batter into a cake pan. I have made this many different ways you can use a 9x13 pan, 2 round cake pans or a bunt pan.

Step 5: Bake for ~ 20-30 minutes; depending on what type of pan you use.

Now for the icing...this is my moms secret recipe! hehehe Ok, ok so basically its just peanut butter with icing sugar and a bit of milk to make it creamy!! Once the cake was frosted I grated some frozen dark chocolate on it for a nice Dietitian presentation! The cake was spongy and the icing was creamy, it went great with a hot cup of tea and a little bit of ice cream.

1 comment:

Minimalist Mommy said...

My little guys birthday is Tommorrow. I may try the frosting with the peanut butter. No allergies so far.

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