What’s for Dinner: Chocolate Cake with Pecans

Apparently I’m having a major sweet tooth lately. Today I made chocolate cake with pecans in it. Usually I don’t even like chocolate cake!

For the chocolate cake you will need:

  • 1 and 1/2 cups of [all purpose] flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of [warm] water
  • 5 tablespoons of [unsalted] butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup of pecans, chopped
To make the chocolate cake:
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray [9 inch round] baking [spring-form] pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a mixing bowel, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Next, add  in the vanilla extract, the water, and the melted butter. Mix all the ingredients together until everything is combined.
  4. Stir in about 1/3 cup of the pecans.
  5. Transfer your batter into your baking pan. Sprinkle your remaining pecans on top.
  6. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick poked in the center comes out clean.

The original plan when I suddenly decided to make the cake was to make a simple cake and frost it. Then suddenly, I found myself chopping up pecans for it. The end result? Too pretty to frost.

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P.S. This post is a part of my “What’s for Dinner” series, where I share what I’ve been cooking and my recipes.

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