Let Them Eat Cake

If you make this cake once, be prepared to have it be an ongoing part of your life. Every single person that I have fed this too moans with the first bite and falls in love with it forever. The Blog Tech just ate a huge piece for breakfast and reminded me that this is his favorite cake.

And it is easy!

Start by placing 2 cups of flour in a bowl.

Add 1/2 cup of cocoa powder, 2 teaspoons baking soda and 1 teaspoon salt. Whisk this together and set aside.

In the bowl of your mixer, put 1 stick of softened butter, 2 teaspoons vanilla and 2 cups of sugar. Cream this together. Add 2 cups of boiling water to this mix. Crack 2 large eggs into a bowl and temper them with a few spoonfuls of the hot mixture. Then add the eggs to the mixing bowl. Gradually add the dry ingredients and mix well.

Pour the batter into a 9X13 pan and bake for about 40 minutes until a toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean.

Set the cake aside to cool.

For the frosting, place 1/2 cup of softened butter in your mixer bowl. Add 1/8 teaspoon of salt if using unsalted butter. Add 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract and 5 tablespoons of milk. Beat in 1 pound of confectioners sugar.

Frost the top of the cooled cake.

If you look closely you can see the flecks of vanilla bean seeds in the icing.

This scrumptious cake is wonderfully moist with an excellent chocolatey flavor. The Blog Tech said it should be called the "it's ok if you make me fat" cake.


Can you Fedex me a piece?
This reminds me of a cake my Mom use to bake. And of course I don't have the recipe. Thanks so much. I remember it being fabulous!
Pricilla said…
Good name.
Danni said…
Ok, where do you buy your vanilla that it has actually flecks of vanilla bean seeds in it?!!
Anonymous said…
I have a friend that makes this one (or very similar) and I think The Blog Tech has a really good name for it :-) :-) :-)

Have a great day now!
Suzie said…
Ooooh, I remember this cake, but like Beverly, I didn't have the recipe! Thanks so much for bringing it back for us!

And um. . I've noticed that Blog Tech says that a lot of the cakes you bake, are his favorite. and I believe him! He just plain loves them all!!
SharleneT said…
You do understand that bathing suit weather is on the horizon, don't you? This sounds scrumptuous. Thanks for sharing and come visit when you can. (Oh, and hug Teddy for me.)
Mel Mel said…
How dare you post this? I'm trying to diet over here! LoL! Looks really scrumptious! :-)
This is easy, looks and sounds yummy! Thank you!

Love the blog tech's name for the cake!

Happy day!

xoxo to "Teddy Bunny Fluffs".
~ Jayne ~ said…
Am I correct in that you used 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract in the cake batter and then two teaspoons of vanilla bean paste in the icing?The photo juxstaposition befuddled me.I have a jar of Neilsen-Massey pure vanilla bean paste but have yet to use it ,as I am still without a working wall oven.Wish I could whip-up this cake for the weekend!(sigh)
Laura said…
I could lick the computer screen!!
That looks like heaven.
Mina said…
I am moaning just looking at the cake and recipe. YUM!
i am going online to buy a plane ticket to octoberfarm....
Chris said…
Oh yum...chocolate cake with white frosting has been my favorite cake since I was a wee one when my mom baked it for my birthdays.
This one may well be my new favorite chocolate cake with white frosting!
That's all we ever called it! :)
Teresa said…
I am just crazy for cake, and this one looks like the perfect recipe!
Mystica said…
A stick of butter is how much in either ounces or grams pls?
CHocolate Cake - what's NOT to like and this recipe has many (all) of things we really enjoy (unfortunately) and it's homemade too! This is one I will be trying very soon - maybe even later today! Thanks.
Suzie said…
I baked this cake this morning (Sunday), and it made the house smell heavenly! After I frosted it, I cut a piece for Hubs, who hasn't eaten chocolate cake for years, claiming that he doesn't like it. (so I haven't baked one for him, in years either)

It not only took me down memory lane, savoring the cake that I so fondly remembered, but Hub's face broke into a big smile, saying that it was the one that he remembered from his youth too. And one worth adding to my baking book!

Thanks again for sharing the recipe!