Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Alan Jackson's Chocolate Cake and Frosting

2 cups flour
2 eggs
2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
1 cup butter ( divided)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup cocoa ( divided)
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla ( divided)
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
6 tablespoons milk
1 (16 ounce) box powdered sugar

Sift flour, sugar and salt together in mixing bowl. Heat water, 1 stick butter, oil, 1/4 cup of the cocoa. Boil, stirring constantly. Pour into flour mixture and stir until smooth. Blend in buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, 1 teaspoon of the vanilla and vinegar until smooth. Pour into a greased and floured 13x9x2 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

In a sauce pan, over medium-high heat, melt remaining 1 stick of butter, add the milk and the remaining 1/4 cup cocoa and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and the remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla. Stir until smooth. Pour over the cake. Enjoy!

From whence it came:  I searched the Internet this past weekend for a new chocolate cake recipe and this one popped out at me, so I just had to try it.  I am a lover of country music!  Those country music folks really do know how to cook.  Tim McGraw (who I love more than chocolate chip cookies) is famous for his Chicken and Dumplings.  Trisha Yearwood has her own cookbook!  And Alan Jackson has this yum-e chocolate cake!

Why it's blogable:  This cake is a lighter chocolate cake than this cake, but it is still really good.  The frosting is almost exactly like this frosting.  It hardens up like fudge and has a great flavor.  It was really easy to make and everybody licked their lips...and their plates...when they were done!

Breaking news:  I'm so happy!  A few days after I made this cake my teen daughter told me that she really likes it and that it has replaced that ridiculous Funfetti Cake as her favorite cake.  I'm giddy!   Positively giddy!

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Alan Jackson's Chocolate Cake and Frosting

Hope you enjoy stirring it up!

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