Chocolate Cake (or Cupcakes)

I am not sure where I originally found this recipe.

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. In a medium bowl, sift together sugar, flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
3. Combine cocoa powder, water and milk in a saucepan and bring to boil. Remove from heat, add oil and let mixture cool until lukewarm.
4. Stir in egg and vanilla to the cooled cocoa powder mixture. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, beating until smooth.
5. Pour into pans (original recipe said it would make 2 8-inch round cake pans. We made 2 dozen regular sized cupcakes and 2 cupcakes in a specialty teddy bear mold). Bake 25-30 (our cupcakes needed about 20 min).

Chocolate Cake

Verdict: These were pretty bland tasting, unfortunately. Considering the amount of sugar in the recipe, I was surprised that they weren’t particularly sweet tasting. Neither did they have a rich chocolate taste. The best part of the cupcakes was the blue icing we used as frosting.

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