Someone gave me this recipe about twenty years ago. I copied it off in her kitchen on a little recipe card. My friend had served it to me and I said, "I MUST have this recipe!" You know how that goes? You taste it and think to yourself, I gotta have this at least once a week.
One of my sisters says that when dark chocolate cake is in the house she wakes up in the morning, head still on her pillow, her eyes open wide and she immediately has a HUGE smile on her face. Both my sister and I are prone to eating chocolate cake in the morning. What am I saying? We are prone to eating chocolate day and night! We are truly chocolate connoisseurs. Yes, expert judges in matters of taste. HUGE smile.
The recipe below is unique because it is made from scratch, I know .. stop thinking about the trouble and think of the outcome, besides, it truly is not that much trouble. The other thing that is unique about it is that it takes boiling water to make it. Once everything is put together you pour boiling water over it and mix. Crazy huh? and most definitely if not defiantly unique!
"Evon's Chocolate Cake" (Who is Evon? I have absolutely no idea!)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2 cups sugar
6 TBL. butter
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs …. and mix well
Sift together: (yes you gotta sift it. It will turn out weird if you don't, sorry)
6 TBL. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. soda (and you know what happens if you don't mix soda or baking powder in with the dry stuff right?
weird tasting stuff, very strange chemical reactions and ewww! horrible, that's what!)
Mix Both ingredients together.
Add slowly as you stir (you might ask someone to help you)
2 cups boiling water
Pour into your already prepared with butter and flour, oblong approx. 9×12 pan.
Bake for 45-50 minutes (test with a toothpick or whatever)
After you take it out of the oven?
COVER IT with aluminum foil until it cools.
This is a very moist cake! You can add frosting if you want to of course. Some people just can't handle cake without frosting, but normally this cake is served without it. HUGE SMILE.
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