• Nikki Glekas

Christina's Favorite Chocolate Cake


CHRISTINA’S FAVORITE CHOCOLATE CAKE MAKES ONE LARGE 9’’X13’’ SHEET, 2 – 8’’ ROUNDS, OR 24 CUPCAKES Timing: 45 minutes

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 1-3/4 cups flour

  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

  • 1 1/4  teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup boiling water

  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Grease and flour your baking pan or line your muffin pan with paper liners for cupcakes.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

  4. In a separate bowl, mix together  eggs, milk, oil and vanilla.

  5. Slowly add wet mixture into dry mixture and mix with an electric mixer on medium for about 2 minutes.

  6. Gently pour in boiling water. Once all ingredients are fully incorporated gently fold in chocolate chips.

  7. Pour into pans (or scoop into cupcake liners) and bake. For sheet cake: 35-40 minutes, for 8’’ round pans: 30-35 minutes, and for cupcakes 20-25 minutes. The best way to tell if your cake is done is to press down on the top and see if it springs back up.

  8. Once finished baking, remove from oven and let cake rest for 10 minutes before removing from pan to completely cool on wire racks.

To Make Popcorn Cupcakes as seen on Christina's Birthday Episode:

  • Favorite cupcake box or homemade recipe

  • Red and White Striped popcorn box liners

  • Mini marshmallows

  • Yellow food coloring spray 

  • Vanilla icing

  1. Prepare cupcakes using your favorite  recipe (or boxed mixed).

  2. Put vanilla icing in a large ziplock bag and cut a small triangle off of one corner. 

  3. Pipe vanilla icing on the cupcake and stick mini marshmallows all over to completely cover the icing.

  4. Spray yellow food coloring to create a popcorn look. 

  5. Place cupcake into popcorn box liners.

  6. Enjoy!


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