Fourteen Days of Romance - Day 6: Chocolate Volcano Cake

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Fourteen Days of Romance - Day 6:  Chocolate Volcano Cake

 chocolate cake

For a romantic dessert, try this cake.  It is the ultimate chocolate cake:  rich, moist, but not oily.  The secret lies in the combination of vinegar and baking soda as rising agents for the cake.  (Think about your science volcano projects in school. But no, the cake does not actually erupt.)

You can serve this cake as-is, powder it with confectioners' sugar, or top it with your favorite chocolate icing or glaze.  Whatever you choose, it is certain to please your Valentine.

 

Chocolate Volcano Cake 

2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder (Ghiradelli is best)
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch salt
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 tsp white wine vinegar
1/2 cup Canola oil
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 pint strawberries or raspberries


1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
2.  Grease and flour two round cake pans
3.  In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt
4.  Mix in water, vinegar, oil, and vanilla.  Stir until batter is moist
5.  Pour batter into pans.  Bake for 30 min or until done
6.  Cool pans on a rack
7.  Remove cakes from pans
8.  When cakes are cooled, frost cakes if desired.  Serve with berries. 

For best results, eat with your hands!

 

More Romantic Ideas:

Day 1: Romantic Spa Escape in Sturbridge MA

Day 2: Dinner for Two at the Whistling Swan, Sturbridge MA

Day 3: A Valentine from Loveland

Day 4:  Dinner Dates

Day 5:  Say It with a Sexy Accent

Day 7:  Kisses All Day

 

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Kathryn Acciari, REALTOR(R)
Serving Central Massachusetts
with Offices in Sturbridge, Charlton, Spencer, Auburn, and Shrewsbury

RE/MAX Professional Associates
49 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA 01566

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Ellie Penaranda
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Kathryn, you got me with this one... will bookmark and try this receipe for sure.  Happy Valentine.

Feb 06, 2011 08:04 PM #1
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Kathryn Acciari
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Realtor - CDPE, CIAS, Sturbridge MA Real Estate

Ellie:  Definitely try it - truly delish! 

Feb 06, 2011 08:16 PM #2
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Anna Banana Kruchten
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Kathryn....this sounds wonderful.  Yummy perfect treat for my hubbie!

Feb 06, 2011 09:05 PM #3
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Kim Inman
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Oh my gosh...this looks and sounds wonderful. Even sitting here eating my dark chocolate portion for the day my mouth was watering for a piece of that cake!

Feb 06, 2011 09:21 PM #4
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Tim Bradley
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Looks like a great recipe to me...thanks for sharing.

Feb 06, 2011 10:52 PM #5
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RE/MAX Professional Associates, with offices in Sturbridge, Charlton, Auburn, Spencer, and Shrewsbury - Sturbridge, MA
Realtor - CDPE, CIAS, Sturbridge MA Real Estate

Anna:  If he loves chocolate cake, he'll love the volcano.  Let me know if you bake it.

Kim:  A portion of dark chocolate for the month?  How do you do that?

Tim:  You are welcome.  I hope you make one, or someone makes one for you!

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