I needed a dessert for some hungry men and children while I and some girlfriends went to a Ladies Night Out party. I didn't have time to run to the store, so I had to rely on pantry ingredients I already had. I found this recipe in Dining on a Dime by Tawra Kellem and Jill Cooper and adapted it a little to suit my style of baking.
Judging by the crumbs that were left when I got home, the cake was delicious!
Here's what you'll need:
2 cups flour (I used half white, half white wheat)
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teas baking powder
1 1/2 teas baking soda
4 TBSP cocoa
1 cup cold water
1 cup mayo
2 teas vanilla
In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
In a separate bowl, stir the water and may together, then add the vanilla. Mix into the dry ingredients until smooth. Spread into a greased 13x9 pan. The batter will be thick.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Poke holes in the cake with a fork. All over, even to the edges. Then go back and poke some more holes! It's fun!
Now prepare the frosting. Melt 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter in a saucepan. Stir in 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup cocoa, and 1/4 cup milk. Bring to a boil, then boil for one minute.
Pour over the cake and spread to cover. Oh my yum!
Here's a link to a printable recipe.