For the past few months I was looking for some good moist chocolate cake recipe. Thanks to internet found a good recipe last week. Today tried the same recipe for my tomorrow's final Course 2 class and made 6 cup cakes.
Let me tell you one thing about chocolate. Somehow I am not a great fan of chocolate. Most of my friends cannot resist chocolate and I don't even go near chocolate :) strange right. But my daughter loves chocolate. So whenever I make anything with chocolate it is just for her :).
Here is the recipe which I found on internet. This recipe yields 2 8inch round pans and 6 cup cakes or 2 9inch round pans.
2 cups of all purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup hot strong brewed coffee
1 cup oil
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp salt
2 cups sugar
1 cup milk
Preheat oven at 325 degree F. Grease the pan or keep the backing cups in the cup cake pan holder and keep it aside.
Sift and mix all the dry ingredients. Now add oil, milk, coffee,vanilla extract and mix with hand mixer. Add 1 egg at a time while running the mixer. Mix thoroughly for 3 more mts and pour the batter into the pans.(Batter will be runny. Don't worry) Bake it for 30 -40 mts or till the tooth pick comes out clean when it is inserted in the center of the cake.
Turn off the oven let the cake/cup cakes cool completely. (if it is 8inch or 9inch cake cool the cake in the pan for 5-6 mts and remove it from the pan and cool it on rack )
This cake goes with any icing. So next time when your kid wants to have a cake try this recipe and let me know.