Friday, November 5, 2010

Dense Dark Chocolate Cake from Easy Cake Mix

For a printable recipe click here: Dense Dark Chocolate Cake from Easy Cake Mix
The texture of this cake is much like pound cake but it is much faster to make and a few less calories.  I like to serve with whipped cream or icecream.
1 cup butermilk *see note
1 extra large egg (or 1 Tablespoon egg powder plus 2 Tablespoons water)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups quick Cake mix
1 /4 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1. Preheat oven to 375. Coat a 6 cup bunt pan (not a regular bunt but a small one) with cooking spray.
2. Whisk dry ingredient. Create a well and add wet ingredients.
3. Fold gently do not beat using a large rubber spatula until thick and uniform. It will be stiff and lumpy.
4. Spread into pan. Bake 45 minutes. Cool and enjoy.

*A note about buttermilk.  I used to never have buttermilk, and then my Mom, who is amazingly smart. Told me to buy a large container and freeze it in 1 cup paper cups. To do this put the paper cups on a cookie sheet and fill with a cup of buttermilk each.  Freeze upright. When frozen place all the cups in a freezer bag and store until ready to use.  When ready to use defrost and add to recipe.   The other option is to use clabbared milk. To make clabbered milk add 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar to 1 cup of milk. Allow to sit for 10 minutes and use according to recipe.

Other Recipes that use easy cake mix:
Easy Cake Mix-Using Powdered Butter
Blueberry Crumb Cake 

1 comment:

  1. This sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Just thought I would let you know that in your note, you don't say what to add to the milk to make clabbered milk. I assume it is vinegar.