April 8th, 2012
Photography by Angus Fergusson
Food styling by Helen Shroyer
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Sift together all dry ingredients, except cocoa powder. Set aside.
Combine cocoa powder, water and milk in a saucepan and bring to a full boil, being careful not to boil over.
Remove from heat, add oil. Cool until mixture is lukewarm.
Stir in egg and vanilla to the cooled mixture. Using an electric mixer, add dry ingredients to the wet, beating until smooth. Do not over-beat.
Pour into 2 wax paper-lined, 8-inch round cake pans and bake for 25-30 minutes. (Check centre for doneness with a skewer.)
Cool in pan on a rack.
Nutrients per slice with frosting: about 548 calories, 31 g fat, 7 g protein, 67 g carbohydrates, 4 g fibre, 299 mg sodium. Excellent source of folate.