When Ruthie was born last month, a friend brought us this cake. It was delicious, and dense & rich enough that one piece was satisfying (though that didn't always stop me from going back for a second slice). I made it myself today, and the house is full of a lovely warm chocolaty smell. Mmmmm!
1/2 C butter, softened
1 C brown sugar
1/2 C white sugar
1 C skim milk + 1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 C flour
3/4 C cocoa (if using dutch process cocoa, see original recipe for change in leavening ingredients)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
Cream butter well. Beat in sugars until fluffy. Beat in egg, milk + lemon juice, and vanilla. Sift dry ingredients together, and stir into wet until just blended. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake at 325` for 70 minutes, or until it tests done.