Project 365.61

This is old… like 1970’s I think.  Inside it has a picture of my husband’s Grandfather.  It is his picture from when he was a teacher {or principal}.  My macro lens let me “see inside” for you.

Chocolate Friday ~ Cake

I haven’t made something for Chocolate Friday for some time.  Mainly because I needed to stop eating what I was making!  My family misses it so I thought I’d make a treat for them this week.  I went over to Pinterest and hunted on my boards.  This was the winner because I had all the ingredients on hand.

The recipe was easy to make and the cake is super moist.  The recipe called for beating the icing for 3 minutes after you cooked it, but in the comments someone said that made it to hard to spread.  I skipped that based on the comment, but I think maybe I should have done it for a bit as it might have “fluffed” up the icing and allowed it to spread more.  Or I could just double the icing recipe next time ;-)

Please note:  There is not one thing healthy about this cake.

Chocolate Poke Cake

Cake

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water

Glaze

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • chocolate shavings (freeze a chocolate bar, then use a potato peeler to make the shavings)
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°.  Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla and beat for 3 minutes with an electric mixer.  Stir in the boiling water.  (The mixture will look very thin and runny, but don’t fret!  It will come out just right!)
  3. Pour the mixture into your greased baking dish.  Bake for 40-42 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.  Let sit for at least 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, add all of the icing ingredients to a medium saucepan.  Bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute.  Cool for 5 minutes, then beat with an electric mixer for 3 minutes.
  5. Using the handle of a wooden spoon, carefully poke deep holes into the cake.  Pour the glaze over the top of the cake, making sure to get some of the glaze into all of the holes.  (Use a rubber spatula to carefully spread the glaze evenly over the cake, if you need to.  Mine slid off to the sides a bit, but it was easily fixed.)
  6. Sprinkle the chocolate shavings over the entire cake.  (Chocolate chips sprinkled on top would be good, too!)