Monday, July 12, 2010

Tina's Hot Water Cake

Have you ever visited Heidi over at Tried-and-True Cooking with Heidi? You haven't?! Well, you should! She posts fabulously delicious and easy recipes for the entire family!

On a day that I happened to be craving chocolate (ok, that's any ol' day! lol!), Heidi posted about this cake that one of her coworkers makes. I had all of the ingredients, so I whipped it up.

Oh man, oh man! YUMMM!!

Tina's hot water cake I took the picture before my frosting had time to 'set,' but believe me, I just couldn't wait any longer!

The cake is perfectly moist and chocolate-y. The cake recipe alone is a keeper for a homemade chocolate cake!

And the frosting... oh! Oh! Oh!!! Soooo goooood! Like, making-me-drool-just-thinking-about-it-again GOOD! ;-)


Sift together:

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1 TBSP soda
1 tsp salt

Add & mix:
1 cup oil
1 cup buttermilk (Don't have buttermilk? Don't worry - here's my go-to substitution!)
1 tsp vanilla

1 egg (I mixed the egg in before I added the boiling water - I didn't want to risk scrambled eggs in my cake!)
1 cup boiling water

Grease 9 x 13 pan. Pour in batter and bake at 375 for 40 minutes or until toothpick stuck in meddle comes out clean.


1 cup margarine
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 TBSP cocoa
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla

In saucepan, cook and constantly stir margarine, sugar, and milk for two minutes on medium heat. Cool. In a bowl mix cocoa, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Beat in cooled milk mixture until smooth. Add more milk or powdered sugar if needed. Pour on cake. Heidi's specific note: Wash face to remove the frosting you got on it from licking out the bowl :)

Heidi, Thanks for passing on such fantastic recipes...and thank Tina when you see her! ;-)

Recommend: YES

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theUngourmet said...

I always do that buttermilk cheat. Works like a dream! Yum! Chocolate cake is my favorite. ;)

A Cooking Bookworm said...

I don't think I've ever actually BOUGHT buttermilk! I always do the cheat! :-)

Julie said...

Mmm...that cake is just calling to me, I hear it now. Complete unadulterated chocolate!

My Blessings From Above said...

Oh my! This looks so good!!!

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