Thursday, August 31, 2017

~easy chocolate cake~

CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH BUTTERCREAM ICING 
My "go to" icing for chocolate cake is always buttercream..
a fluffy cloud of white buttercream
(let the little bits of cake show through)
I think its beautiful and rustic 
I like to serve it on a large bread board . 
Here is the recipe
from allrecipes.com

ingredients :
2 cups white sugar
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda  
1teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup boiling water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
grease and flour two 9 inch round pans

In a large bowl stir together the sugar ,flour, cocoa
baking powder, baking soda and salt.
add the eggs, milk ,oil and vanilla
mix for two minutes with mixer at medium speed
stir in the boiling water last
pour into pans

Bake:
30 -35 minutes

Buttercream icing:
Betty Crocker recipe :
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup butter softened
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1-2 tablespoons milk

In medium bowl mix
powdered sugar and butter , stir in vanilla and one
tablespoon of milk.  gradually beat in
remaining milk..
THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES!
ENJOY!

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