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
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.
Date: January 3, 2003