Lane's Chocolate Cake

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My family has two favorite chocolate cake recipes. This recipe and the Crazy Wacky Cake while both are extremely easy and delicious, this one is my husband's all time favorite. If you are into rodeos, then you’ll know the name Lane Frost.  This recipe came from the Lane Frost WEBSITE.  I have to say that I don’t make this cake often, because it is very rich.  Since it is my husband's favorite and he has a HUGE sweet tooth, I usually give in when he asks for it.  It's perfect for a birthday!

Frog's Lilypad -This recipe is the Lane's Chocolate Cake recipe. Rich and delicious this cake is easy to bake, no more boxed cake mixes! frogslilypad.net

A couple of things I've learned over the years of making this cake, it ONLY TAKES A SMIDGEN of milk in the icing. That lesson was learned the first time I made it. The second thing, I don't use the whole cup of hot water in the cake. Since I don't have a true 9x13 pan, my cakes always rolled over the edges while it baked, so cutting the water down to ¾ cup helped with this.

Lane's Chocolate Cake

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sour milk or buttermilk
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl mix all the ingredients except the water. While mixing the ingredients, slowly add the water. You may not need all of it. .Batter will be thin.Pour into a 9 X 13 inch pan.Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Chocolate Icing

  •  1/2 stick butter, melted
  •  2 1/2 cups powder sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • milk - smidgen

In a medium bowl, mix butter, sugar and cocoa with enough milk to be creamy. Spread on cake after cake has completely cooled.

** If you do not have a true 9X13 baking dish, like me, you may have a little volcano action going on towards the end of the baking since the cake does not rise like a box cake. I have to put a pan on the bottom rack to catch the over flow.

Frog's Lilypad -This recipe is the Lane's Chocolate Cake recipe. Rich and delicious this cake is easy to bake, no more boxed cake mixes! frogslilypad.net