A blog about transitioning from a scientist to a stay-at-home-mom wouldn't be the same if it didn't have recipes. So my goal is every Sunday I will share a recipe either that I have made time and time again or it is one that I've never tried before. I love a challenge! If you have a recipe you'd like me to try, please share! My kitchen is my new "lab" and I love it!
Wacky Cake (slightly modified from my grandmother's recipe)
1 1/2 c. flour
1 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. cocoa
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda
1/3 c. vegetable oil
1 c. water
1 T. apple cider vinegar (or regular vinegar)
1 t. vanilla
Whoppers, chocolate chips, Nutella, and/or confectioners sugar... Anything really or nothing
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour an 8in x 8in or an 8in round cake pan. Mix the first five ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Then make a hole in the center and add the oil, water, vinegar, and vanilla. Mix until blended well. Pour into prepared cake pan. Get creative... Sprinkle chocolate chips and/or crushed whoppers on top, swirl in some nutella, or leave it plain. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool. Again, get creative... Dust with confectioners sugar, smear icing on top, use a chocolate sauce, mousse or nothing. Add whatever you feel like. It's your cake.
Next Sunday, my next throw-back recipe will be my grandfather's (who was Russian) Golubtsy which are stuffed cabbage rolls. I haven't had these since I was a kid!
Until tomorrow, kindest blogging wishes!!!