Monday, October 4, 2010

MOE BANDY'S WONDERFUL CHOCOLATE CAKE

Moe Bandy is a country music star as well as a former working cowboy. He graciously shared his recipe for this chocolate cake with his fans and other chocoholics.

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1 tsp baking soda
2 sticks butter
4 tbsp cocoa powder
1 cup water
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract

ICING:

1 stick butter
6 tbsp buttermilk
4 tbsp cocoa powder
1 box (1 lb) powdered sugar
1 cup chopped nuts
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a jelly-roll pan; set aside.

Into a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, and baking soda; set aside.

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the butter, cocoa, and water. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Pour the hot mixture over the dry ingredients in the bowl. Add the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla extract to the batter; mix together well. Pour into the prepared pan and bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

To make the icing:

In a saucepan, combine the butter, buttermilk, and cocoa powder. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and add the powdered sugar, chopped nuts, and vanilla extract. Mix together well and spread over the hot cake. Allow to cool before cutting to serve.

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