Sunday, May 29, 2011
It's not terribly pretty, but trust me when I tell you that Hallelujah Cake is about the best dang chocolate cake I've ever made. My Texan friend Johanna gave me the recipe, and I balked at the ingredients and the lack of -- let's say, organization that went into its creation. I've got a bit of southern in me (my maternal grandmother is from the Mississippi Delta), though, and I can completely understand that after dumping all the ingredients together and then mixing it up, you might sing some praises to the Lord.
In fact, click HERE and turn up the sound while baking the cake.
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
pinch of salt
1 stick butter
1/2 cup veg oil
6 heaping T unsweetened cocoa (I did use the very best here and not grocery store Hershey's)
1 cup water
Pour melted ingredients into dry ingredients
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
Bake at 350 degrees until done.
1 stick butter, melted
8 heaping T unsweetened cocoa (again, I used good cocoa)
1/3 cup milk
powdered sugar (the amount isn't indicated, but I used 1 box which is about 1 pound or so)
Mix above together and dump on cake. Spread evenly.