Best 6-minute chocolate cake and other winter fun

With a number of January birthdays in this family, I was super excited to come across this very simple recipe that makes a super yummy chocolate cake.  In fact, it was my older son who discovered it when he was over at our friends’ house cooking with their  son.
The two teens who are into cooking (well occasionally) put together this wonderful and tasty dinner for all of us at the dinner party. It was such an honor and delight at the same time to see these young boys in the kitchen cooking away. All I can say –I hope the love of cooking sticks as it will make their life easier, more fun and more healthy too. Not to mention popularity with friends!

Anyhow, our hostess found this recipe for a 6 minute chocolate cake that the boys made for us as a dessert. Since that dinner party, my older son has made the cake two additional times: for his younger brother’s 8th birthday and for his Dad’s birthday too. He did it from scratch at his own initiative, which attests to its tastiness and simplicity but also makes me a proud mama.
Without further delay, let me share this great cake recipe with you. It is a keeper!

6 Minute Chocolate Cake
1 1/2 cup white flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup cold water
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tbs vinegar
1 cup (bitter sweet chocolate (we used dark chocolate chips)
3/4 cup hot milk
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375F. Mix together flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and sugar in an ungreased 8-inch round cake pan. Mix together oil, water, vinegar and vanilla. Pour liquid into the baking pan and mix the batter with a fork or whisk. Bake for 30 minutes. Set cake aside to cool. For the glaze, melt the chocolate and stir in hot milk and vanilla (he did it in microwave) and mix until smooth. Spoon the glaze over cooled cake, refrigerate for at least 30 minute and decorate further with frosting or whip-cream. Also yummy with a scoop of ice cream on the top!

Apart from this awesome find, January has been busy – we celebrated Orthodox Christmas eve on January 6 (*prebranac included), got Stella a winter coat (we had few freezing days here), did some ice skating and threw a disco party for a dozen 8 year olds (together with cool disco lights and my birthday boy-curated Spotify play list). Pinata, pizza and tatoos also featured. Happy week!

*Prebranac – yummy Serbian dish with beans, caramelized leaks and onion and bacon. Will share recipe soon!



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