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English Recipe - Easy Chocolate Cake
There is no sweeter indulgence than chocolate. Whether it's a steaming cup of hot cocoa, a plate of heart-shaped chocolates or an exotic layered dessert, chocolate is a seductive treat.
With Valentine's Day approaching, thoughts naturally turn to chocolate and so this month's recipe is for all you chocoholics out their!
Ingredients (Makes 10 to 12 servings)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup Cocoa
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup strong black coffee or 2 teaspoons powdered instant coffee plus 1 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Heat the oven to 350°F. Grease and lightly flour two 9-inch round baking trays or one 13x9x2-inch baking tray.
- Stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Add the eggs, buttermilk, coffee liquid, and vanilla; beat thoroughly (batter should be thin). Pour batter evenly into the prepared baking trays.
- Bake for 30 to 35 minutes for round trays, 35 to 40 minutes for rectangular tray or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the tray for about 10 minutes then remove from the trays onto wire racks. Cool completely. Decorate as desired.