Small Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

Cake Batter:

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt

Chocolate Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • For The Cake:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    Place the water and butter in a medium bowl. Beat the ingredients together with an electric mixer until the butter is melted.

    Add the egg and vanilla to the bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the egg and vanilla into the ingredients in the bowl until well incorporated. Place the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in another medium bowl, stir the ingredients to combine them. Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and beat for 2 minutes.

    Pour the batter into a greased 9 inch baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25 – 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

  • For The Frosting
  • Melt the butter in a medium size saucepan. Stir in the cocoa. Alternately add the powdered sugar and milk to the bowl, beating to a spreading consistency. Add a small amount of milk if necessary to achieve the spreading consistency you want. Stir in the vanilla.
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