Who doesn’t love chocolate cake? I think one of my favorite cakes is chocolate cake with a raspberry filling and white frosting.
I’m always on the lookout for non dairy chocolate recipes. I found a very easy to make non dairy chocolate cake recipe that gets compliments every single time:
1 ½ cups flour
1 cup white sugar
1 cup cold water
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/3 vegetable shortening, or vegetable oil
1 tablespoon cider vinegar (do not use other vinegars, must be “cider vinegar")
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
Combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Add shortening and mix in. Add vinegar to water and then add to the rest of mixture a little bit at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and mix. Pour into greased/wax paper-lined cake pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.
If you like sour cream, this recipe is wonderful. The sour cream helps make the cake moist and gives it a wonderful flavor:
16 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate (I melt the chocolate very lightly in the microwave)
1/4 cup butter softened
1 2/3 cups boiling water
2 1/3 cups flour
2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan. In large bowl, mix chocolate, butter and water. Stir until mixture is smooth. Add flour, sugar, sour cream, eggs, baking soda, salt and vanilla. Using electric mixer beat on low until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until center is done.
If you don’t like sour cream, try mayonnaise. The mayonnaise leaves the cake very moist and with a wonderful taste that most folks just can’t quite place. Do not substitute Miracle Whip or other salad dressing for the mayonnaise. The cakes do not taste quite right.
These are just two of the many recipes to make delicious yet easy chocolate cakes.
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