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September 13, 2011
Irene Saiger

9 comments

Chocolate Cake


Rosh Hashana is approaching and as usual there is a feeling of anticipation and excitement about what the New Year will bring.  Pouring over tattered recipes, trying to decide between making a traditional meal or trying something new, choosing which Challah recipe to use and do we want a sweet chicken or savory.  Will I make my mother’s apple cake, not because it is the best, but because it was the apple cake that she made, and when I make it I am reminded of her.  Of course, there are the guests, because what would a Yontif celebration be without guests.  For me that is the best part, the pull of the holidays to bring the family and friends home.  Not sure who will be here, but hopefully some calls will trickle in, and I will be grateful to share my table.

This recipe was given to me by my friend Susan T.  who raved about the results.  She was right, the cake is light and chocolaty and not too sweet.  It is a perfect cake for a birthday celebration.

Happy Birthday Shira!

Susan’s Chocolate Cake

3 cups all purpose flour

2 cups sugar

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

2 cups cold water

1 cup oil

1 tbs vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour three 9″  round pans or two round pans and one loaf pan.  Sift together first five ingredients.  In another bowl, mix water, oil and vanilla.  Mix in dry ingredients and combine.  Add chocolate chips and divide batter into pans.

Bake about 25-30 minutes, till toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Serves 8-10

Enjoy,

Irene

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9 thoughts on “Chocolate Cake

  1. The cakes looks great. My family makes apple cake, but it’s always accompanied by a chocolate one. By the way, what type of chocolate chips are those? They look a bit more like chocolate chunks.

    • The cake was a hit, I definitely would recommend it. I normally use Trader Joe’s chocolate chips but these are from Whole Foods and they are rectangle in shape. Couldn’t tell in the cake though.

      Let me know if you make it.

      Thanks,
      Irene

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHIRA!

    HOW WAS WINE WINE TASTING!

  3. no eggs? looks good, and happy birthday shira

  4. Can I trickle in? I want!!

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