Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Easy Chocolate Snacking Cake

2 tbsp espresso powder or coffee granules
1/2 cup boiling water
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp each baking powder and baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 3/4 cups buttermilk
2 eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla

Dissolve espresso powder in water; let cool. Grease 13 x 9-inch cake pan; line bottom with waxed paper.

In large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Beat in buttermilk, eggs, oil, vanilla and espresso mixture; beat for 2 minutes. Pour into prepared pan.

Bake in centre of 350 F oven for about 45 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Let cool in pan on rack for 20 minutes. Remove from pan; let cool completely on rack.
Makes 16 servings.

My cake was ready after 40 minutes.

Source: Canadian Living's Best Chocolate, 1997


Anonymous said...

Hi, I made the easy chocolate snacking cake and iced it with a butter, icing sugar and vanilla frosting. It got raves. I have a small apartment sized stove with an oven only two thirds the size of a regular oven. The cake was baked in thirty minutes. Thanks, Mark in toronto.

Canadian Baker said...

Hi Mark - Yeah! I'm glad the cake was successful for you. :)

Sabrina2u said...

Would it be okay if I made the cake without the espresso powder?
We don't drink coffee. So I guess I would also omit the boiling water.
Any suggestions would be great.
I think the kids would love this after school.
Sabrina in Utah

Canadian Baker said...

Hi Sabrina - Yes, you could replace the espresso powder with water. This would work just fine. :)

Anonymous said...

hi mark,,,
i did the cake yesterday and i only added a splash of coconut on top and it was fantastiiiiiiiic
i really thank u alot

A food lover,
amani from sweden

Anonymous said...

Hi I have a reciepe for a cake called snacking cake and it has ground ritz crackers in it ever heard of it