Summery chocolate cake

Yield: 8 servings

Measure Ingredient
1¾ cup Cake flour
1 cup Sugar
⅓ cup Cocoa
1 teaspoon Baking powder
1 teaspoon Baking soda
½ teaspoon Salt
2 tablespoons Butter; softened
1¾ cup Confectioners' sugar
3 tablespoons Cocoa
½ cup Buttermilk
¼ cup Vegetable oil
¼ cup Applesauce
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
¾ cup Hot water
3 tablespoons Boiling water
½ teaspoon Vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 350øF. Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the buttermilk, oil, applesauce and vanilla, then the water. Beat on medium speed of an electric mixer until well blended. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely in the pan or on a wire rack.

** Quick Chocolate Frosting ** In a medium bowl, beat the softened butter, gradually adding the confectioners' sugar and cocoa alternately with boiling water and vanilla extract. Beat until smooth and of the desired consistency. Nutritional Information per serving: 170 calories, 5g fat, 4mg cholesterol 180mg sodium

** Dallas Morning News - Food section - 9 August 1995 ** Posted by The WEE Scot -- Paul MacGregor Submitted By PAUL MACGREGOR On 08-18-95

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