I've always wanted to make this cake. The only thing stopping me was the dutch processed cocoa powder, which I didn't buy until recently. On Mother's Day I was supposed to make a cake, as per my dad's request, for Mother's Day dinner. I didn't know what I should make, but remembering how much my family enjoyed the Hershey's Perfectly Chocolate Chocolate Cake, I chose to make this easy peasy pantry chocolate cake. It is called pantry chocolate cake because supposedly all the ingredients used in this recipe should be available in your pantry.
This cake is super easy to make; it's for beginners. It only takes a few minutes to mix everything together and it's great if you ever want to bring it to a potluck or you're just craving some chocolate. I doubt anything could go wrong with this cake, unless you over mix or substitute the cocoa powder.
The cake was moist, but not as moist as Hershey's cake. Also, I reduced the sugar by a few tablespoons, so the cake wasn't too sweet. The frosting completes the cake and only takes a few minutes to make.
Pantry Chocolate Cake
Recipe from America's Test Kitchen Family Baking Book
it can also be found here.
Mix dry ingredients.
Mix wet ingredients.
Pour batter in foil lined and greased pan. I recently got a nonstick spray and it's awesome. It saves me from spending a few minutes greasing the pan.
Bake and then cool for around 2 hours before frosting.
Make the frosting and spread on the cake.
The cake's color is more close to the picture above. I couldn't get the lighting right, so some pictures have different colors.
I'll be submitting it to Aspiring Bakers #7 – Chocolate Delight (May 2011) hosted by DG from Tested and Tasted