Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Happy Birthday!

Today is my birthday. Yes it is 7-11 for those of you who guessed the day a few posts ago. I'm including my favorite cake recipe. I love chocolate cake. I searched quite awhile for this recipe and it's the best. I hope you enjoy it.
Chocolate Cake
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
3/4 c. unsweetened cocoa
2 c. sugar
1 c. oil
1 c. hot coffee
1 c. milk
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
Sift together dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Add coffee, oil and milk; mix at medium speed for 2 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla beat 2 more minutes. Batter will be thin. Pour into 2 greased and floured round cake pans. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes or until tester poked in center comes out clean. Cool cakes 15 minutes before removing from pans. Cool on wire racks, frost as desired.
Chocolate Frosting
2 3/4 c. powdered sugar
1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa
6 TBS butter
1 tsp vanilla
5 TBS milk
In small mixing bowl, beat 1 cup powdered sugar, cocoa, butter, 2 TBS milk and vanilla until creamy. Gradually add remaining powdered sugar alternately with remaining milk. Beat until smooth.
Don't forget to enter the cottage give away. I'll draw a name on Saturday.


Southern Heart said...

Happy (belated) birthday! I have tried to leave you messages a few times, but kept getting that blogger security message loop. I hope that you had a fabulous birthday, filled with everything that makes you happy! That recipe sounds wonderful, too!



The Decorated House said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! I think that's my favorite cake if it's the secret recipe on the back of the dark cocoa can. Love the icing with that stuff, too.

Oh now I "need" chocolate so bad!

Amanda @ Morning Glory Cottage said...

The recipe is actually one from Taste of Home that I found several years ago. Thanks for all the birthday wishes.

Deanna Smith said...

Happy Birthday Amanda. I've got your blog bookmarked and I've been checking it regularly. I enjoyed seeing the redo of Tina's room. I just had to tell you that we had a little colt born on your birthday. Leah got a horse last year for her birthday. I like your site.
Deanna Smith