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Mmm Cake by quornflour

Ever have one of those days, where the only thing that will make you happy is cake?

No?

Liar.

Okay, perhaps it is hormones, whatever.

Sunday, I wanted cake.

I looked for recipes, they seemed good but I then realized I was missing vanilla. When the recipe called for water… I thought to myself, meh, it is chocolate cake, water, coffee, coffee, water. Same difference… especially since I had a half a pot of late brewed coffee sitting in my coffee pot that I just could not simply chuck out.

So like I have said before I can never leave well enough alone. So I took an already delicious cake recipe and make it more delicious.

Here is my first experiment with making cake in a very long time… turned out pretty good, but have some ideas on how to make it even more delicious next time.

Here is what you will need for 2 cake rounds.

  • 3 Cups of flour
  • 2 Cups of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 Tablespoons cocoa
  • 2/3 Cups of oil
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Kahlua
  • 2 Cups room temp coffee

In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients mix with a whisk.

In a smaller bowl mix the wet ingredients.

Pour wet ingredients into the dry ones and mix with whisk.

Pour into greased and floured round cake dishes and bake at 350⁰ for 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick comes out dry.

Let cool on a rack and frost as desired.

I only made one, but then turned it into a “half layered cake” (frost half the cake, cut it in half, frost the second half, if you are careful you can make it look like a layered cake that was half eaten) I frosted it with some most delicious chocolate frosting. I ate a slice. Then I brought a really huge slice to my coffee addicted 82 year old landlady Lil (aka Crazy Lil’ – on account of everyone around here having gone bonkers).

After an exchange of texts which resulted from the Crazy Birds cake that Ben’s parents made him, I brought the rest to work.

Seriously, hormonal or not, I do NOT need that much cake staring at me at home. It’s chocolate; it is not like I can give it to the Doo, besides, Tito and Ernesto need a little more cake love in their life.

Though right now, I am sort of wishing I had kept a slice… maybe time to make a new cake…

Would it be weird to put beats in cake?

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My mouth is watering now looking at this 🙂

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