Chocolate Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3 large eggs

  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1-1/2 cups water 

  • Vegetable oil spray

Directions:

  • Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Step 2: Bring water to a boil in a saucepan.

  • Step 3: In a medium bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder and hot water

  • Step 4: When fully mixed there should be no lumps. Then set aside.

  • Step 5: In a large bowl, add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt.

  • Step 6: Whisk together for 1 minute until mixture is fine.

  • Step 7: Add wet ingredients to dry (oil, eggs, sour cream, vanilla extract)

  • Step 8: Mix together all ingredients using a whisk (or mixer).

  • Step 9: Add in chocolate mixture and whisk well.

  • Step 10: Grease (3) 6" pans or (2) 8" pans with oil spray until fully covered.

  • Step 11: Spread oil around pans with paper towel and be sure to coat sides.

  • Step 12: Place parchment rounds on the bottom of the pans.

  • Step 13: Evenly divide cake batter into pans.

  • Step 14: Bake 35 - 45 minutes (6 inch cakes take 35-40 minutes, 8 inch take 45-50 minutes)

  • Step 15: Check to see if cakes are done with a toothpick, if comes out clean then it's done. If not, put back in over for a few more minutes and test again.

*** FOR CUPCAKES, COOK AT SAME TEMP OF 350 DEGREES, 18 - 20 MINUTES

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