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Friday, October 14, 2011

PMS and A Quick Chocolate Fix

Maryann is suffering from raging PMS.  She can't even decided what pair of shoes to wear. To make her life better, we'll make the world's easiest cake.  My daughters were baking this cake from the time they were tall enough to reach the counter top.
I have had this recipe since my children were babies.  They grew up making this. It is kid friendly and fun to bake and eat. (Chocolate Crimes pg.4)
Combine :
1½ cups flour
1 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda
Pour into an 8x8 inch pan. Make three holes in the batter.  Add one of the following to each hole:
5 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup cold water
over the top and mix thoroughly. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes.
You may glaze the cake with 1 cup of confectioners’ sugar, ¼ teaspoon of peppermint extract and about 1 tablespoon milk to make a smooth glaze. Pour over hot cake.

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