Need Help/recipe For Basic Chocolate Cake

Decorating By Lara Baracho Updated 27 Oct 2013 , 1:54pm by Lara Baracho

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Lara Baracho Posted 26 Oct 2013 , 10:17am
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respected members great to be a part of this forum, i am a mum and a home baker and i am desperately looking out for a basic dark chocolate cake recipe that is light and spongy ( maybe oil instead of butter) and can be soaked in syrup therefore the cake need not be rich.... pleaseee help

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CherriesonTop Posted 26 Oct 2013 , 10:51am
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I use this one which I found here and I forget the original poster. It is not too sweet but dense and moist. Hope this helps


Sift together:


2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

2 1/2 cups granulated sugar

1 1/4 cups dark cocoa powder

2 1/2 tsp baking soda

1 1/4 tsp baking powder

1 1/4 tsp salt


Add to dry ingredients:


2 large eggs plus 1 yolk

2 tsp vanilla (I increased what Martha had down!)

1/2 cup vege oil plus 2 TBSP

1 1/4 cup milk


combine in mixer until incorporated. Then slowly add 1 1/4 cup warm water. Mix until combined. Batter will be runny. I bake at 350 until tester comes out with only a few moist crumbs. I then wrap in plastic wrap and put in fridge. Always have very moist and dark chocolatey cakes. 

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Lara Baracho Posted 27 Oct 2013 , 1:54pm
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Thanks a million..will try this out as soon as possible

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