When we lived in Brooklyn, NY we had a monthly ritual. It started with going to our favorite sushi joint and loading up on Spanish mackerel sashimi and rolls of varying types and bowls of miso soup and sake. And then, because why stop there, we would stumble down the street for a walk of a few blocks to wind up at a little place that only served chocolate.
This weekend we've decided to celebrate Labor Day. In an effort to find a chocolate cake like the one we ate on those nights, we turn to Martha. We're drawn to a recipe called, One Bowl Chocolate Cake because it can be made in one mixing bowl. What we are hoping is that it is easy enough to qualify as an anytime impromptu celebration cake -- a cake that is delicious, and chocolate-y.
Next, into the bowl of a mixer sift together ¾ cup unsweetened Dutch cocoa powder, 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour, 1 ½ cups sugar, 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda, ¾ teaspoon baking powder, and ¾ teaspoon salt. Beat on a low speed then raise to medium and add 2 eggs, ¾ cup low-fat buttermilk, ¾ cup warm water, 3 tablespoons safflower oil, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
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