As we starting planning for our National Cake Day celebration, we had a hard time trying to decide which cake we wanted to make. So we returned to our heritage and tried to recreate an old Buttermilk Chocolate Cake from my Childhood.
2 cups white sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, Grease and flour a 9x13 baking pan and set aside.
In a medium bowl, shift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt, set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl, cream together sugar, eggs, buttermilk, applesauce, oil and vanilla.
Next add flour mixture to egg mixture and fold together until well blended. Stir in the boiling water by hand, mix well, the batter will look runny, but it will work.
Pour evenly into floured pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to decorate. (I just leave mine in the pan and frost the top). This cake is very delicious by itself, served either slightly warm or chilled! We frosted this cake with our new salted caramel frosting and added sprinkles. but I remember it being served with cherry pie filling and whipped cream.