Thursday, July 03, 2014

Winter is a time to stuff your face.
Ok, not really, but winter is the one time of the year where I truly enjoy food. I bake, roast, slow cook the shit out of the season. It's cold outside and our human bodies have a natural urge to fatten up. I saw this chocolate cake recipe in the June Fresh Living magazine and had to try it out.

Its moist, dense, rich, gooey, basically it checks all my boxes on my chocolate cake approval card. The best part is that its incredibly easy to make. I'm a novice baker, so me saying its easy means ITS REALLY FREAKING EASY!

Keep reading for the recipe.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes


2 1/2 cups (625 ml) all-purpose flour
2 tsp (10 ml) baking soda
1 tsp (5 ml) Cinnamon (ground) – optional
1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) salt
1 cup (250 ml) vegetable oil
1 cup (250 ml) buttermilk
1/2 cup (125 ml) Pure Cocoa
2 1/4 cups (560 ml) sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp (5 ml) Vanilla Extract
1 cup (250 ml) boiling water

1. Preheat oven to 175° C.
2. In a bowl, use a fork to stir flour with baking soda, Cinnamon, if desired, and salt. In another large bowl, whisk oil with buttermilk, Pure Cocoa, sugar, eggs and Vanilla Extract.
3. Pour buttermilk mixture over flour, then pour in boiling water. Stir just until mixed (batter will be runny). Do not overbeat, or cake will be tough.
4. Divide mixture between two 9” (23 cm) pans lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 35 minutes, until toothpicks inserted in the centre of cakes come out clean.
5. Let cool in pans. Run a knife along the inside edge of pans and turn cakes out onto cooling rack. Cool completely.

Let me know if you make it, and how it turned out!

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