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  • How to Make an Easy Chocolate Cake. Beloved by kids and adults everywhere, rich, moist

  • chocolate cake is as fun to make as it is to eat! You will need 1 tbsp. butter 2 c.

  • granulated sugar 1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour plus extra for dusting 3/4 c. cocoa powder

  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt 2 large eggs 1 c. reduced-fat

  • milk 1/2 c. vegetable oil 2 tsp. vanilla extract 1 c. hot water or hot coffee Two nine-inch

  • round baking pans A large mixing bowl A wooden spoon A hand mixer A toothpick fork or knife

  • and a cooling rack. Step 1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease the two

  • baking pans with butter, and lightly dust the pans with flour. Set aside. Step 2. In

  • the mixing bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda,

  • and salt with the wooden spoon until they're well combined. Step 3. Crack the eggs into

  • the mixture and add the milk and oil. Beat on medium speed for one to two minutes until

  • smooth. Step 4. Add the vanilla to the chocolate batter and beat on slow speed for one minute.

  • Pour the hot water into the mixture and mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon. Step 5. Pour

  • the batter evenly into the prepared pans for 30 to 35 minutes until the center is slightly

  • firm. Step 6. Because baking times vary slightly depending on ovens and elevations, do the

  • toothpick test: Insert a toothpick into the center of the cake; when it comes up clean,

  • without any batter or crumbs sticking to it, the cake is done. If you don't have a toothpick,

  • use a fork or knife instead. Step 7. Place the cake pans on a cooling rack and let them

  • cool for 15 to 20 minutes. Invert the pans onto the rack and let the cake cool completely,

  • about two hours. Put the layers on a cake stand or plate before frosting or serving.

  • Enjoy! Did you know The first chocolate cake was baked in 1674 and is thought to be the

  • reason people began eating more chocolate.

How to Make an Easy Chocolate Cake. Beloved by kids and adults everywhere, rich, moist

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