I am a cooking show junkie. When offered this assignment, I knew it was right up my alley! I had my daughter record me making a chocolate cake for Thanksgiving. Along with giving the recipe and walking through the preparation step by step, I also added baking tips, a little nostalgia, and advice on nutrition. My son helped me splice the flipcamera segments together. We then posted the video on YouTube. Bon appétit!
Deep Dark Chocolate Cake
1 3/4 c. unsifted all-purpose flour, 2 c. sugar, 3/4 c. Hershey’s Cocoa, 1 1/2 t. baking soda, 1 1/2 t. baking powder, 1 t. salt
2 eggs, 1 c. milk, 1/2 c. vegetable oil, 2 t. vanilla, 1 c. boiling water
Combine dry ingredients in large mixer bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla; beat at medium speed 2 minutes. Remove from mixer; stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour into two greased and floured (I line mine with wax paper) 9″ or three 8″ layer pans or one 13″ x 9″ pan. Bake at 350◦ for 30-35 minutes for layers, 35-40 minutes for 13 x 9 pan, or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes on rack. Remove from pans; cool completely.
3 1/2 c. confectioners sugar, 1/2 c. cocoa, 1/2 t. salt, 1/3 c. butter (I usually use a whole stick and add a little more sugar and cocoa if too thin), 1/3 c. hot coffee (or hot milk—-I use coffee with a touch of evaporated milk), 1/2 t. vanilla
Combine sugar, cocoa, and salt. Cream butter and vanilla. Add sugar mixture alternately with hot coffee, beating til smooth.