Tuesday, January 12, 2010


1/4 cup oil
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 - 1/3 cups al-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 - 1/4 cups sugar
2 large egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup water

Oil a 8 - inch square or round cake pan, or a 9 - inch heart shaped pan. Line pan bottom with waxed paper cut to fit; oil paper; dust pan with cocoa. shaking out excess.

In a bowl, mix 2/3 cup cocoa, flour, baking soda and salt.

In another bowl with a mixer, beat to blend sugar, oil, egg whites, vanilla and water. Add flour mixture, stir to mix, then beat until batter is smooth, Scrape batter into prepared pan.

Bake in a 350 F oven until cake begins to pull from pan sides and springs back when lightly pressed in center, 35 to 40 minutes.

Let cool in pan on a rack for 10 minutes. Run a thin knife between cake and pan rim, invert cake onto a rack, lift off pan and gently pull off and discard waxed paper. Let cool about 1 hour. Invert a flat plate onto cake; hold rack and plate together, turn cake over onto plate. Spread cake with whipped frosting, swirling with small spatula. Lightly dust with more cocoa.


1 large egg white
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons water
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Use a double boiler, or snugly nest a 2 to 3 quart metal bowl in a 2 to 3 quart pan. Add 1 - inch water to base of double boiler or pan. Bring to boiling over high heat.

Meanwhile, in a double boiler top or bowl, combine egg white, sugar, water and cream of tarter. Beat with a portable mixer until blended. Nest over boiling water, immediately reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer. With mixer on medium speed, beat icing until it holds peaks that curve slightly, 5 to 7 minutes (overcooked icing gets grainy).

At once, remove icing from water. Mix in vanilla. Set pan or bowl in cool water to stop cooking and cover airtight.

Notes; Can be made up to 1 hour ahead of time.


  1. What a gorgeous moist chocolate cake!

  2. Oh, my! This really sounds moist and delicious. That frosting is out of this world.

  3. AAARRRRGGGHHHH toooo much sweets in my diet, and now I need this cake

  4. This is just the time of day I shouldn't see this. It makes me want to just "whip it up" for a snack!


  5. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  6. Oo la la! Amazingly delish and oh so pretty!


  7. hmm, yummylicious!!!I so want to try some!! looks delicious!!!

  8. Wow! Looks and sounds so delicious!! YUM!!

  9. Looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing your recipe and linking to TMTT.

  10. Looks incredible - perfect for Valentine's Day!

  11. Ooh! This looks really yummy! I think I just gained 5 extra pounds by thinking about cooking it.

  12. A beautiful cake. All that delicious chocolate.

  13. It looks gorgeous and I LOVE the name!!!!!!

  14. Holy cow! That looks over the top. I think this cake is a girl's best friend. Very nice.

  15. WOW, that looks amazing, I will defintely be putting that in my recipe box!! :)