Friday, March 2, 2012

Best Chocolate Cake

2 cups flour
2/3 cup Hershey's cocoa
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 2/3 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup best foods real mayo
1 1/3 cup water

Grease and flour bottoms of 2 9" cake pans. Mix first 4 ingredients, set aside. In large bowl with mixer at hight speed beat next 3 ingredients 3 min. until light and fluffy. At low sped beat in mayo. Add flour mixture in 4 additions, alternating with water, beginning and ending with flour. Pour into pans, 350 for 30-35 min. Cool 10 minutes, then dump out of pans. Then frost.

Chocolate Cream cheese frosting recipe (we made this up)

heat in pan: 1/4 cup butter and 1 pkg semisweet chips  remove from heat...
Then stir in 1 8 oz. cream cheese
Add lots of powdered sugar (until desired consistancy)
Add 1 tsp vanilla
(We also did a 1/2 capfull of strawberry extract, chopped up real strawberries for the middle and top)

Mom's Cherry Chocolate Cake

1 pkg plain devil's food cake mix
1 can 21 oz. cherry pie filling
2 large eggs
1 tsp. pure almond glaze
(mom and I like to throw a bunch of chocolate chips in the batter too. and a little almond extract)

Chocolate glaze

1 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup whole milk
1 pkg 6 oz semisweet chocolate chips
(we add almond extract. VERY much better)

Mix up the cake stuff and beat very well. Add choco chips if desired. Cook in a 9X13 pan at 350 for 30-35 minutes. Let cool while you prepare the glaze.

Glaze: Stir and melt butter, sugar, and milk over med-low heat until it comes to a boil. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in choco chips until melted, pour over warm cake. Will be think but will set up on cake.