I just added a recipe for chocolate cake. I am not a baker at all but this cake comes out perfect every time! It’s a recipe from the US that has been circulating between friends in Venice for years. I have no idea where it originally came from and don’t take credit for it, but if you are looking for an easy and delicious cake, this is a good recipe to try.
1 3/4 c. unsifted all-purpose flour
1 3/4 c. white sugar
3/4 to 1 c. dark cocoa
1 1/2 tsps. baking soda
1 1/2 tsps. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 c. milk (2% or whole)
2 tsps. vanilla
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1 c. boiling water
(These last 2 ingredients are the secret to its moistness and denseness — they make it virtually impossible to overbake it)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla. Beat for 2 minutes at medium speed (or you can mix it well by hand too). Stir in the boiling water (the batter will thin significantly).
Pour into a greased and floured 13″ x 9″ x 2″ pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until knife inserted into middle comes out clean. Cool