Monday, September 2, 2013

Heavenly Chocolate Cake

I have been working on getting a cooking blog started for awhile now, and it dawned on me the other day that I had the perfect recipe to start with. I was sitting on my couch reading a book when my sweet tooth called my name. It took awhile, but I got up and began to make a cake, which is one my favorite deserts. I have always been partial to the boxed cakes because of the fact the chocolate is never rich enough, or the cake is not moist enough when baked from scratch, so over the last year I have begun to play around with baking cakes. I have been a on a mission to find the perfectly moist and decadent chocolate cake, and I have found it. The recipe is not a complicated one, but it is the moistest cake that I have developed thus far. You will want to preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a 13x9 baking pan.

  • 1/2 Cup Olive Oil
  • 2 Cups White Granulated Sugar
  • 1 3/4 Cups Flour 
  • 3/4 Cup Hershey's Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon  Salt
  • 1 Cup  Milk
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Freshly Brewed Dark Roasted Coffee
Mix all the dry ingredients together and create a well within the ingredients. Then add the wet ingredients into the well and fold in the dry ingredients until they are combined. At this point, you can pour the mix into the pan and bake it for 30-45 minutes. I use the toothpick test for my baking and as soon as it comes out clean remove the item from the heat. The cake lasted less than twenty four hours in my house. It was by far the tastiest cake from scratch that I have tried. I topped mine with a Marshmallow Creme frosting that I will post in the next few days. 

With this being my first blog, I would appreciate any comments towards improvements. If you, as the reader, would like to see pictures along with the directions let me know, or if you feel that I am leaving certain instructions out please do tell. I want this to become a blog that is accessible to both the seasoned cook and the cook just starting to cook from scratch. 

Enjoy the delicious chocolate heaven! 


  1. Great first post. I would definitely love pics! :)

    1. Thanks! I will post pictures with my next recipe that I will be posting this weekend. :)