Thursday, September 27, 2012

Chocolat!


27/09/2012

Bonjour!

I thought my TITLE might grab your attention!  You can't resist a Chocolate post, especially coming from France, right?

Well, today, I'm going to share with you one of my tried and true recipes for Chocolate Cake.  It's a recipe Grandma Jewel (aka My Mother) has always made, and we always refer to it as the "Eggless and Milkless" cake.  My family begs for this cake, especially with Buttercream Frosting...

Last Sunday, we were invited to a luncheon after Church...for Newcomers.  (Yep!  We were the Newcomers!)  Since some of the people at the Church already know that I will offer to bring something, I was told that bringing a cake would be nice...

I say, "Parfait"!  That's something I can make here...I've already worked to find all the ingredients for my Chocolate Cake, and tested out my cake on Dr. J and Jewel Jr., with all my best efforts, using our small oven in the apartment.  (The Jewel Men do love being guinea pigs for my baked goods!  Remember my post last week called, "Dutch Treat"?  Dr. J is already asking for more Almond Bars!  If you missed it, you can go HERE for a peek!)

Still.. the idea of bringing something sweet that I've made to an event where French people will be...the people who have some of the most beautiful sweets in all the world!...now this was intimidating...BUT I do trust this delicious recipe to always come out awesome, so I made one and brought it, and guess what?

It was completely gone!

Since Dr. J and Jewel Jr. only got little one inch pieces on Sunday, I decided to make another one to surprise them, and am documenting it for you today, and sharing my recipe!  I hope you will try it, and enjoy it as much as we do!

The Cake Recipe...

Chocolate Cake
(Eggless and Milkless)

1 ½ cups Flour
1 cup Sugar
1 tsp. Baking Soda
½ tsp. Salt
3 Tbsp. Cocoa
1 Tbsp. Vinegar
1 tsp. Vanilla
5 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil
 
Combine 1st five ingredients. Sift together, make 2 small and 1 big hole and add last 3 ingredients
Pour 1 cup cold water over the mixture.  Mix well and beat. Pour in greased 8X8 pan
Bake 25-35 minutes in oven at 350 degrees.
(Double ingredients for a 9X13 pan, and bake about 45-60 minutes.)

Here's some step by step:

Gather your Ingredients...


Combine Dry Ingredients...


Make 3 holes and add Vinegar, Vanilla and Oil...


Pour over one cup of cold water and mix...

Mmmm!  Looking tasty!!!

Pour in greased pan, and bake!
Watch to be sure the center bakes all the way through!

My Buttercream Frosting Recipe...
     (no pictures...you can do this!)


Buttercream Frosting

1 stick Butter or Margarine, softened
½ stick of Vegetable Shortening (Crisco Sticks)
1 pound of Powdered Sugar (approx.)
Little bit of Water
Little bit of Vanilla Extract

Beat all ingredients together with a mixer. Frost Cake when cool.
(This amount will frost a 9X13 cake.)

and, Voila!


(Please excuse the aluminum pan!  It's what I have!)
***The greatest thing about this recipe is, that you usually have every ingredient already in the house!!!***

Hmmm!  Now I have some happy men!!!



Why don't you try this cake, and then set a pretty table (très important!) and enjoy it with a little café au lait!!!


À bientôt!
Jan




5 comments:

  1. I didn't get any cake on Sunday! It was gone without me even getting a single bite... Dr J.

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  2. Oh! Then you are fortunate you are married to me, Dr. J. Now you only have to share with me and Jewel Jr.! Thanks for reading, Hon! I love your support!

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  3. CAN YOU SHIP THE CAKE TO TEXAS?????????
    YOUR LOOKS SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Yum.

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  4. hmm that comment did not turn out the way I wanted it too....
    its supposed to be: YOURS LOOKS SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. I love this cake, and I love the step by step with pictures!

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