Jan 162018
 

This easy, no-fail, tried-and-true recipe is provided by Marsha, library baker extraordinaire.

3 CUPS FLOUR
2 CUPS SUGAR
2/3 CUP COCOA
2 TSP BAKING SODA
1 CUP ORANGE JUICE OR BUTTERMILK
1 CUP VEGETABLE OIL
1 CUP HOT WATER
2 EGGS
4 TSP VANILLA

Sift all dry ingredients into mixing bowl. Make a well in the center. Add wet ingredients in order above. Beat for 2 minutes scraping occasionally to make sure all is incorporated. Spray 2- 9” round baking pans or 1- 9 x 13 sheet pan, bake for 35 minutes or cupcakes for 20 minutes. Make sure a cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool before removing from pan.