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Decadent Chocolate Cake aka Kill-a-dog Cake

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This cake is deceptive.  You look at it and think oh yum chocolate cake.  After a bite or two though . . . .you just say oh my. 

It is rich. 

It is chocolate. 

It is wonderful. 

Add some vanilla bean ice cream and it is just to die for.  Slice it thin because a big piece might be too much.  My kids request it for their birthdays. 

The dog reference is because chocolate is poisonous for dogs.  Yes my husband is a veterinarian.  Can you tell?  And yes this was eaten before I could snap a picture.  Sorry!


2 c sugar

1-3/4 cup flour

3/4 c cocoa

1-1/2 tsp baking powder

1-1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

2 eggs

1 cup milk

1/4 cup applesauce

1/4 cup vegetable oil(or you can do no applesauce & 1/2 cup oil)

1 cup boiling water

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix dry ingredients.  In a separate bowl, beat eggs and mix in wet ingredients.  Combine wet & dry.  Batter will be thin.  Bake in 2-9 inch round pans for 30-35 minutes.   Cool 10 minutes and remove from pans.


1 stick of butter

2/3 c cocoa

3 c powdered sugar

1/3 c milk

1 tsp vanilla

Melt butter and add cocoa.  Alternate adding milk and powdered sugar as you continue mixing.  Frost 1-9 inch cake.  Place second cake on top of the first and frost it.  Slice & enjoy!