Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake

like Grandma used to make!!!

This recipe makes a 2 layer, 8 inch cake. Or 20-24 cupcakes (depending on the size).

3 cups flour (all purpose)
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups HOT water
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 Tbs white vinegar
1 Tbs instant coffee granules
1 Tbs vanilla

Preheat oven to 350. Coat 2 8″ round cake pans with cooking spray (I have a cool mister that I put my own oil in and then spray!)

Whisk together the flour, sugar, unsweetened cocoa, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.

Combine water, oil, vinegar, instant coffee, and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined – you may see a few lumps. Do not overmix!

Pour batter evenly into the 2 pans. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean (about 35-38 minutes). Cool on a rack for 20 minutes, then invert onto the rack. Cool completely. (I leave mine upside down on the rack so the dome flattens out.)



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