Old Fashion Chocolate Cake

an 8 inch, 3 layered cake Conversion Chart Print

Ingredients

1 cup of all purpose flour
½ cup and 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
cup and 1 teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ heaped teaspoon of baking soda
¼ teaspoon of salt
cup of hot water
4 tablespoons of vegetable oil
2 teaspoons of white vinegar
1 teaspoon of instant coffee granules
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
sugar syrup for soaking

Preparation

1. Pre-heat oven to 180 C. Line the bottom of one 8 inch pan.
2. Whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda & salt in a large mixing bowl. Do not use mixer. Combine water, oil, vinegar, instant coffee & vanilla in a separate bowl.
3. Add to the dry ingredients & whisk till just combined. A few lumps are fine. Pour batter into the prepared pan & bake for 20-25 mins till tooth pick inserted in center comes out clean.
4. Cool the cake in the pan on the rack for 15 minutes, then invert it on the rack. Leave it upside down to cool, it helps in flattening any dome shape. I baked three layers by baking this recipe thrice separately. And then froze the layers wrapped in cling film. Continue with assembling and frosting the cake.

Notes