She makes a mean Milky Way cake. I don’t love fruit desserts so I lean towards something with chocolate or caramel or nuts…why not all three?!
Our family doesn’t deviate from our favorites. Birthday cake is ALWAYS chocolate ring of coconut fudge cake. Nobody will choose anything different. I was at my parents house for lunch and Mum whipped up a cake to go with it. It’s one we made way-back-when and it’s like a wild card…play it when nobody is expecting it.
1 ½ cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup sugar
3 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons cocoa
5 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 cup water
Assemble dry ingredients in a 9 x 9 pan and stir to combine.
Add wet ingredients and stir well.
Bake at 350 for 20 – 30 minutes.
(It’s a bit tricky to remove from pan. Don’t be in a hurry. If you are in a hurry, serve it directly from pan.)
It is fluffy and actually tastes like chocolate. I hate cheap brown cakes…they’re not chocolate! I inherited an intense love for chocolate from both of my parents. Dad loves something chocolate after certain meals.
All desserts are welcome in my world, especially to help me celebrate my birthday on Thursday! Stay tuned for my Birthday Mac & Cheese Taste-Off!
funny story-i tried to make this cake when i was ten and used 3 tablespoons of salt instead of teaspoon…wow-it tasted horrible but gram tried to eat it