Posted by kiwitrishThis cake is long lasting, easy cutting and moist. Tastes beautiful. Lasts at least 2 weeks so gives time for decorating. THis recipe can be doubled and trebled.
Deep moist chocolate cake
- 1 and 3/4 cups unsifted flour ( not selfraising) 2 cups sugar 3/4 cup unsweatened cocoa 1 and 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 2 eggs 1 cup milk 1/2 cup oil 2 tsp vanilla essence 1 cup boiling water
Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, Add remaining ingredients, except boiling water, beat at medium speed for 2 mins. Remove from mixer, stir in boiling water (batter will be thin) Pour into two greased and floured 9" or three 8" layer pans or one 13"/9" pan. Do not fill pans more than 3/4 full as this rises like crazy. Drop pan to remove air bubbes. Bake at 350 for 30 - 50 mins or until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan. Then remove from pan and cool completely on rack. Not good for the hips but yummy