I am a big fan of cake. So I thought up to add some of my favorite cake to the blog. I always make this cake on my friends birthday and they just love the cake. This is a perfect cake to prepare black forest cake. Else you can simply have it with a scoop of your choice of ice cream. So here is how you make the cake.
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Grease 3 - 9 inch round cake pans or choice of your baking pan.
In medium bowl, pour boiling water over cocoa, and whisk until smooth. Let mixture cool.
Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
Beat in eggs one at time, and then stir in vanilla.
Add the flour mixture alternately with the cocoa mixture.
Spread batter evenly between the prepared pans.
Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes and when a toothpick insert comes out clean. (Temperature of oven vary so start keep eye on cake when its 20 minutes).Allow to cool.