Saturday, January 26, 2013

Nana's Chocolate Cupcakes (or cakes)

My father's mother, Nana, made the best chocolate cake and it was what I asked for every birthday.  This year, I got the joy of making the same cake recipe for my son's birthday.  I made it for his birthday party over the weekend and another batch for his birthday party at school. 

I got a lot of help from my son so I didn't get a lot of pictures taken because I was too busy keeping the batter in the bowl and nothing spilling (and his hands out of it).  The batter is fairly normal thickness and then you add hot water which makes the batter really thin.  I promise that it isn't wrong but it is good to know that upfront because some people worry and don't add the water.  This recipe is also the great test to see how even your oven is because the cake with tilt to one side if your oven isn't flat which my mom and I found out one year when we were living in a rental house in Maryland.  My oven is much better at this house so I got even looking cupcakes.

Then, we frosted them, put on sprinkles, and M&Ms, and Cars decorations.  Yummy cake with kid decorations so that they are exciting for everyone.

Check out the moist interior of this yummy cupcake.

I hope that you try this recipe for yourself so that you can enjoy the yummy cupcakes or cakes.  I promise you won't be disappointed!!

Nana's Chocolate Cake

1 1/2 c sugar
1 c oil
2 eggs (unbeaten)
2 1/2 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
1 c sour milk (1 c milk with 1 tbsp vinegar or milk past the date)
1 tsp vanilla
5 tbsp cocoa powder
1 c hot tap water

Combine all but water.  Mix well, add hot tap water.  Mixture will be liquid. 

Bake in greased pan at 350 degrees until done, about 30-40 minutes.

Linked up at Homemade Mondays Week 14 at Being Frugal by Choice

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