Last Friday my eldest sister-in-law called up asking to bake a surprise birthday cake for my brother 53rd birthday, nothing to fancy since it will just be a small family event. The daughter however requested it to be her alltime fave chocolate cake instead ( well, saves me the trouble of thinking what type of cake to bake). So after berbuka we had a cake blowing competition ( alas there's only one candle). Atually it was my first time decorating cake using butter cream, and it turned out a tad too sweet. But the nieces and nephews just gobbled it up. Thank God!.
The recipe is from Allrecipes.com which I had tweaked a little to suit my taste. It is a simpel cake that is moist and chewy , best of all it does'nt need eggs or butter. Excellent since it can be done in a jiffy.
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups water
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a large bowl, mix sugar, flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa.
Add water, vegetable oil, vinegar, and vanilla. Beat by hand until smooth.
Pour into a 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.