Diary of a SAHM – Day 35

Diary of a SAHM – Day 35

It was Kiate’s 4th Baptism Anniversary, so I thought of giving him a surprise. I decided to bake him a cake BUT  as it wasn’t pre-planned, I’d have to manage with whatever ingredients that I had at home. After mentally going through what I had in the fridge, I had to cross out all my tried and tested cake recipes as I did not have BUTTER… oh–uh!!! I did a quick search online for a butter-less cake and found this recipe by Ashley Rodriguez.

Dump and Stir Chocolate cake
adapted from “In the Sweet Kitchen” by Regan Daley

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tbl. canola oil
1 tbl. white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 packet Starbuck’s Via Instant coffee or 2 tsp instant coffee
1 cup cool water

Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, and baking soda in an 8×8 (or 9×9 – reduce baking time by 5-7 minutes) pan. Add the remaining ingredients then stir to combine.

Place the pan into a pre-heated 350* oven for 30 minutes or until a wooden skewer comes out clean. Transfer the pan to a wire rack to cool. Frost with your favorite chocolate, vanilla or cream cheese frosting.

I had most of the ingredients and the steps sounded pretty easy, so I decided to give it a try. I omitted the vanilla extract because I didn’t have any on hand and substituted cocoa powder with MILO. It turned out OKAY and the hubby approved.

Rehearsal for JD who will be celebrating his 1st birthday end on this month… =)


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