Saturday, January 29, 2011
GRANNY'S KITCHEN: My Kid's Favorite Cake
In mixer, add 2 cups flour, 2 cups sugar, 5 tablespoons cocoa, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 2 eggs (or 2 Tablespoons egg powder, for shelf stable recipe), 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 cup oil (sometimes I use 1/2 cup applesauce, because I have a LOT of home-canned apple sauce!) 2/3 cup buttermilk (I put about a tablespoon of vinegar in the bottom of my 2/3 cup measuring cup and fill will milk -- use reconstituted milk or reconstituted buttermilk for shelf stable), and 1 cup boiling water (remember to add 4 Tablespoons extra water if using powdered eggs).
Preheat oven to 350*.
Grease and SUGAR a cake pan. (I will grease and flour a pan when I am taking it out onto a cake pan, but I use sugar to give it more sweet goodness! lol.. I also use spray cooking oil to grease it with as opposed to Crisco. Sometimes I use butter, but today I used powdered butter for the frosting, so didn't have the butter paper to grease the pan with).
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes..
Make the frosting while this is cooking. I was out of powdered sugar, so I put 1 cup of granulated sugar at a time in my blender and blended on high until it was powdered. I did this three times because I needed three cups. I don't know if you can tell the difference, but the first picture is of the granulated sugar in my blender; the next is the powdered sugar.. it worked just fine in this recipe!!
I stir over medium heat with a whisk and add a teaspoon vanilla and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
Soo delicious! My kids prefer this over ANY other cake!! I got the recipe from my mom (so Nick refers to it as Grandma Kathleen's cake), but I believe she got the recipe from my Aunt Marge.. I have NO IDEA where the original recipe came from, but I am so glad we have it!!