Saturday, September 10, 2011

Polish Black Cake

This a FABULOUS chocolate cake.  Super moist and just wonderful.  Would recommend a less sweet icing than traditional buttercream, as it is very rich.  This frosting would be best. 
This is one of the best chocolate cakes I have made and will be my new go to.  Held up great with decorating as well!

recipe from my mom, Ann

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 10 TBSP canola or veg. oil
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs, beaten

Preheat oven to 350.  Spray pan with baking spray, or grease and flour pan.  Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder.  Put a tad of the hot water in a large bowl with the beaten eggs and mix.  Add a bit more and mix.  (this is called "tempering the eggs")  Add the rest of the hot water, the vanilla, oil and sugar.  Mix with electric mixer.  Add the dry ingredients into the wet and mix with electric mixer more.   Bake 30-45 minutes in 9x13 and 20-25 minutes in round. Cupcakes for 17-20 minutes or unil toothpick comes out clean.


  1. Hey Rebecca, Can I make this recipe for cupcakes? Love seeing you are back on your blog. Miss searching your site and seeing all of your new creations;) So wish we lived closer!

  2. Just realized those were from Jan and Feb. That's fine too bc you have so many great recipes to browse:)

  3. Haha. Just saw that I can make it as cupcakes!