About a year and a half ago, I discussed the Resident Ulpanistit’s (inexplicable, as far as her brothers are concerned) fondness for non-chocolate birthday cakes.
But when anyone else here in TRLEOOB (=the real life equivalent of our blog) has a birthday, the cake is inevitably… chocolate.
Here, then, are the Shiputzim family’s favorite chocolate cake and chocolate frosting recipes. Note that they’re each made with oil, not margarine.
H.’s Chocolate Cake
My mother received this recipe from her friend H. and slightly modified it.
- 2¾ cups flour
- 1 cup cocoa
- 2½ cups sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 heaping tsp baking powder
- 1 1/3 cups oil (I use canola)
- 1 cup boiling hot, strong coffee
- 4 eggs
- ¾ cup juice (I use 1 container of Rich’s Whip instead)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
Mix five dry ingredients together. Add oil and coffee. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add juice and vanilla. Mix well. Grease pan or line with baking paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until done.
Yield: Two 8” round cakes or one 9x13” rectangle.
Yummy Chocolate Frosting
I got this delicious recipe off the highly-recommended Israel-Food list.
- ½ tsp vanilla
- 4 TBSP cocoa
- 4 TBSP oil (I use canola)
- [(optional) 1/3 tsp coffee (I omit this)]
- 4 TBSP hot water (or more)
- 2 cups powdered sugar
Mix all ingredients together. Add more water as needed, until desired consistency is achieved.
!ויום הולדת שמח