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February 10, 2014

Culinary Conversation: It’s time for some Valentine’s Day sweetness

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NEW CASTLE — Favorite Chocolate Cake

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 13⁄4-cup flour
  • 3⁄4 cup cocoa
  • 112  teaspoons baking powder
  • 112 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 12 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water

 Heat oven to 350. Grease and flour two, 9-inch round baking pans.

Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in water. Batter will be thin. Pour batter into pans.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove to wire racks. Cool completely and frost.

Chocolate frosting:

  • 1 stick butter or margarine
  • 23 cup cocoa
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 13 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk; beat to spreading consistency.

Add small amount of additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla. Spread between layers and over tops and sides of cake.

(*Not all recipes have been tested.)

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