Chocolate Cake with Hot Caramel Icing

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Author Notes: This recipe, handed down from my grandmother in Lancaster County, Pa., has been a long-time family favorite. It's nothing fancy, which in my opinion, is exactly what makes for a great chocolate cake. thatgirl

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Serves 12

Chocolate Cake

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2/3 cup oil
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. Mix all of the ingredients together and bake in a greased/floured oblong cake pan at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

Hot Caramel Icing

  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Cook butter, light brown sugar and milk for 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring frequently (almost constantly). Cool for 10 minutes.
  2. Add confectioners sugar and vanilla. Stir and ice cake immediately.

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