I've finally been able to break free from the recent grad-cooties, which is basically not knowing what to do with so much free time. Time I didn't have before for watching Netflix at 2 pm on Thursdays, or going to the movies on Tuesday afternoons, or grabbing real coffee at the tres chic place on near Uptown.
So this choco-cake is a must. It called my name from the newspaper I was reading in the morning a few days ago. I found that the perfect combination to choco-cake (actually there are oh-so many perfect combinations ;) is orange marmalade. Aaand everytime I have marmalade I feel the need to sing out the lyrics to Lady Marmalade! Once I spread the marmalade I realized how sexy of a combination it was--I don't think the song had anything to do with that.
Orange Chocolate Cake
- 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup warm water
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- Low-Sugar Orange marmalade for topping (optional)
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Put all ingredients in a large bowl and mix (using your stand mixer, or gradually add the ingredients and mix if you're using a hand mixer) until just combined.
Coat a loaf pan or 9" round cake pan well with non-stick cooking spray and pour in the batter.
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Once the cake has cooled, spread some orange marmalade.