Saturday, November 29, 2008

Chocolate Tote Cake

This is a family favorite made for every birthday celebration. I have one in the oven as we speak to celebrate my dad's 62nd birthday tomorrow.

2 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup sour milk (sour with 1t vinegar or lemon juice)
1 cup salad oil
1t vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2t baking soda
1 cup boiling water

Mix together eggs, sugar, milk, oil and vanilla. When it is well mixed add flour, cocoa, baking soda. When thoroughly mixed add the boiling water and blend well. The batter will be rather thin.

Grease your baking pan or pans then bake for 40 minutes at 350. Makes two 9" layers or one 9x13 pan.

I usually frost this with chocolate fudge frosting between the layers and on the side. I then put butter cream on the top and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips for the most decadent cake around. My sister has also been known to put a layer of chocolate brownies in the middle just to make it insanely rich and delicious.