Friday, October 17, 2008

Chocolate Treats Without Eggs

This is one of my favorite cake recipes. It is quick and easy. It also works equally well with cocoa powder or carob powder.

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Crazy Cake

1 1/2 Cups unbleached white flour

1/3 Cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 Cup sugar

1/2 Cup oil

1 Cup cold water or left over coffee that has cooled

2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

2 Tbsp. vinegar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix everything together, leaving the vinegar as the last thing to be stirred in, because that is what activates the leavening. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

This recipe makes only one layer of cake, so it will need to be doubled if you plan to make a large sheet cake or a double layer cake.

This was DH's birthday cake, that we served today.
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Ula's Perfect Pudding:


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3/4 Cup sugar

1/3 Cup Cocoa powder

3 Tbsp. corn starch

1/4 tsp. salt

2 1/2 Cups milk

1/4 cup of semi-chocolate chips

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

In a sauce pan, mix sugar, cocoa powder, corn starch , and salt. Place the sauce pan on medium heat and gradually whisk in the milk ( soy milk will also work). Bring the mixture to a boil. Remove from heat and add the chocolate chips and vanilla.
Spoon pudding into small bowls or cups and let cool before eating. A skin will not form on the top of the pudding if you place a piece of plastic wrap over the bowl with the plastic touching the surface of the pudding.

This is very rich and chocolaty tasting.

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