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Midnight Chocolate Cake

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Servings: 8-12 (depending on size of pan being used)
This is a very dark, moist chocolate cake. As shown in the photo, it may also be made in a bundt or tube pan.

Try a wonderful recipe for Chocolate Sauce by Pierre Herme', drizzled over this cake. It is scrumptious. The recipe can be found on this website in "My Recipe Book", under the "Frostings, Sauces and Toppings" category...........Diana's Desserts

Dry Ingredients:
2 cups granulated sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt

Liquid Ingredients:
2 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup. boiling water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C). Grease and flour two 9 inch round baking pans OR one 9 x 13-inch baking pan OR one 10-inch bundt or tube pan.

In a large bowl, and with an electric mixer, combine dry ingredients. Add the liquid ingredients (except for the boiling water), and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.

Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour into prepared pan(s). Bake 30-35 minutes if using the 2 round pans or 35-40 minutes for the 9x13-inch rectangular pan, or bake for 50-60 minutes if using a bundt or tube pan. Remove cake(s) from oven, and cool completely on rack.

After cake(s) have cooled completely, frost as desired, or dust top of cake with confectioners' sugar.

Makes: One 9 x 13 rectangular cake, or two 9-inch round cakes, or one 10-inch bundt or tube cake.

Tip: A great recipe for Chocolate Sauce to drizzle over this wonderful dark chocolate cake can be found under My Recipe Book, under the Frostings, Sauces and Toppings category on this website.

Source: DianasDesserts.com
Date: January 3, 2003


Reviewer: tiddywinks
i made it a million times for my friends and family and they never tire of it.....its so good

Reviewer: gosia
Heavenly good cake! So moist and very chocolatey. I LOVE it!!! Thank you for this wonderful recipe.

Reviewer: Céline
I found an old-fashioned bundt cake mold at a flea market several weeks ago. I didn't know what to do with it except a kugelhopf (I am Alsatian) since we don't use those in France. This chocolate cake turned out both beautiful and delicious. My husband ate half after I told him it had no butter included! Thank you for all your fantastic reipes.

Reviewer: Tonya
WONDERFUL cake! Nice deep chocolate flavor and very moist! I added 1/4 sour cream in lieu of 1/4 milk and also added 1/2 tsp of instant espresso to the boiling water. My new favorite bundt cake recipe!

I baked this cake yesterday for an Islamic gathering and everyone just loved it. I doubled the amount of the ingredients since I was baking for a crowd. It was very moist and extremely dark. Good taste. Thanks Diana

Reviewer: Dawn
The most impressive cake I have ever made.

Reviewer: miki
Reviewer: Debbie
i love it, its delicious and extremely chocolatey. my children think its great. many thanks

Reviewer: jawa green
Moist and tasty chocolate cake. My family love it! Thanks Diana.

Reviewer: kwhite143
Our school district served this back in the 70's. This is the best recipe for a homemade cake -- everyone I've made it for goes crazy -- cupcakes are divine. No more boxed cakes for my family (they won't let me!)


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