Ener-G baking soda chocolate cake
|1 1⁄4||cup||all-purpose flour|
|2||tsp||Ener-G Baking Powder|
|1||tsp||aluminum free baking powder (Rumsford, etc.)|
|2||ea||Large Eggs (separated)|
|1⁄8||tsp||Cream of Tartar (to stiffen egg whites)|
|1||ea||9 inch cake pan (lightly oiled or sprayed)|
Preheat oven to 370 degrees F.
In a mixing bowl, sift together the first 6 dry ingredients to remove all lumps from these flours and blend together well, then place the flour mixture in another bowl. Separate the eggs, and place the egg whites in the mixing bowl. Place the yolks in a small separate bowl with the sour cream, water, olive oil, and vanilla and mix these together well. Whip the egg whites until the peaks start to form and they start to slightly thicken. Stop the mixer and sprinkle the cream of tartar over the egg whites. Continue to mix on high until a thick mixture is achieved. In order for the mixture to rise properly, putting this cake together requires some hurry-up motions so the baking powders don't (give up the ghost) die on us.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry flour mixture and mix with mixer if you have 2 mixer bowls, or take a spoon or spatula and hurriedly mix these together. Not too long, just well blended. Fold int eh egg whites just until well folded in. Place in the middle of the oven and turn oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 33 minutes and when lightly tapped in the middle and the cake springs back, it's done. If not, bake another 3-5 minutes. Let cool about 10-12 minutes before removing from pan.