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September 10, 2009

Chocolate Cake à la Alexis

Chocolate Cake à la Alexis

A few weeks ago Alexis wanted to make a chocolate cake. She told me what to put in the cake, and I figured out the right quantities. What we came up with was a very moist, very tender, really fabulous chocolate cake! Top it with your favorite frosting/icing and you've got the perfect treat!

What You'll Need:
1 1/2 cups of unbleached all purpose flour
2/3 cups of cocoa powder
1 cup or organic cane sugar
1 teaspoon of sea salt
1 tablespoon of baking powder
2 teaspoons of vanilla
1/3 cup of safflower oil
2 eggs
1 cup of buttermilk

Preheat oven to 350 F.

In a large bowl add flour, cocoa, sugar, sea salt and baking powder and stir until well mixed.

Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add vanilla, oil, eggs and buttermilk. Stir until all the ingredients are well incorporated.

Pour batter into an 8 X 8 inch dish that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Bake for 30-40 minutes until cake sticks done.

Cool and top with your favorite frosting or icing.

Notes: If you wanted to switch things up a bit you could use mint or almond extract instead of vanilla. Mini chocolate chips would be a fabulous addition too.

Posted by Dianne at September 10, 2009 12:13 PM

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How smart you are to be able to come up with a recipe all by yourself? I'm so jealous!

Posted by: Megan at September 12, 2009 2:35 PM

It works for me most of the time. From time to time something will flop, but it's fun!

Posted by: Dianne at September 12, 2009 3:05 PM

The icing looks really good. What recipe did you use for that?

Posted by: Lisa at January 16, 2010 12:00 PM

I just used Wilton's basic buttercream: http://www.wilton.com/recipe/Buttercream-Icing but I added in some almond flavoring along with the vanilla.

Posted by: Dianne at January 16, 2010 12:06 PM

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