This is the cake recipe that I used to teach my children to bake. It is the most forgiving cake recipe I have ever come across. At 3 years old, my daughter was cracking eggs, stirring chocolate, and measuring flour with this recipe.
2 c. flour
1 c. sugar
1/2 t. salt
1 t. baking soda
1/2 c. buttermilk or sour cream or plain yogurt
1 c milk
1 c. chocolate chips
1 c. butter
1/4 c. cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 350. In a medium bowl, put in the chocolate chips then the butter. Melt in the microwave. Stir it all together. Add the cocoa powder and stir until well combined.
In a large bowl mix together flour, sugar, salt, & baking soda. Crack the eggs into a cup. Measure the buttermilk & milk together. Put all the things in the large bowl and stir together until well combined. For denser cake, beat the eggs in well.
Makes 2 rounds or 18 cupcakes. Bake a cakepan for 30 minutes or cupcakes for 22 minutes. Doubles well, does not tripple.