Cold Water Chocolate Cake
My mom decorated cakes for years, and this is one of her best recipes. This cake is quite moist, and it doesn't "crumb," so it is great for frosting/decorating. We always choose this cake to celebrate birthdays in my family.
- 2 c
- granulated sugar
- 1/2 c
- oleo margarine, softened (do not melt)
- eggs, beaten
- unsweetened chocolate squares, melted (or 1/2 c. cocoa)
- 1 c
- cold water
- 3 c
- flour with 2 tsp. baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt mixed in
- 1 tsp
- vanilla extract
- 1 c
- water (alternate with flour mixture)
1Beat sugar and oleo until well mixed--looks like grainy, lighter colored butter.
2Add beaten eggs and melted chocolate; mix well.
3Add cold water and vanilla. Mix gently. Add remaining cold water alternately with flour mixture.
4Bake at 350 degrees in a greased 9x13 pan or two round pans for a layer cake.
5Cake is done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.