Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Basic Chocolate Cake

  • Oil Spray
  • 4 cups All-purpose flour
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 3/4 cups Cocoa powder (Hershey’s)
  • 2 teaspoons Baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup Canola oil
  • 3Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Freshly brewed coffee(optional) or 1 cup Water


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Spray or apply oil to the baking tray.
  2. Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into a bowl.
  3. Use an hand beater on low speed to combine the dry ingredients.
  4. In another bowl, combine the buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla.
  5. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry. With mixer still on low, add the coffee and stir just to combine.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared baking tray and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until a knife or toothpick  comes out clean from the cake when inserted through. Cool in the tray for 30 minutes, then turn them out onto a cooling rack and cool completely. 

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