Thursday, September 16, 2010

Moist and yummy chocolate cake

This is really a yummy moist cake, and it's great for when you need a cake but don't want to spend too much time making it because you have other things to do. It stays moist for days if covered. And it can be eaten by just holding a piece in your hand.

2 cups flour (9 ounces)
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa (preferably Drost or Hershey's Special Dark)
1 tsp baking soda
1/s tsp salt

1/3 cup cooking oil
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cups cold water
1/4 cup buttermilk

Preheat the oven to 350.
Grease and flour a bundt pan, not too big will do, but bigger is okay.
Combine the dry ingredients in a big bowl.
Add the wet ingredients and stir well, but don't stir to death or the baking soda will be spent.
Pour into the prepared pan. It should not fill more than 3/4 of the pan. If it does you will have cake overflowing its pan.
Bake until the cake springs back to the touch and a pick comes out clean.

This cake is very moist so you must make sure it is done enough.
I'd start the timer at about 50 minutes. This is probably not long enough, but you need to sneak up on it. Let cool for maybe 10 to 15 minutes, then turn out onto a serving plate.