Deb's Chocolate Bundt Cake
3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped as finely as you can
2.25 ounces dutched cocoa power (3/4 cup)
1 cup boiling water
2 cups packed brown sugar
8.75 ounces all purpose flour (1 3/4 cups)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract (or 1/2 vanilla 1/2 almond)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 12 cup bundt pan with nonstick baking spray.
Put cocoa and chopped chocolate in bowl; pour boiling water over and let sit for 5 minutes. After five minutes, stir well until smooth. (note: Use real chocolate - not the baking bars that are more like chocolate flavored plastic)
Whisk together chocolate, sugar, eggs, vanilla and oil until very smooth; about two minute (can also be processed in food processor for one minute, but who wants to wash it!)
Sift flour, salt and baking soda. Add to chocolate mixture in two parts, whisking just until mixed. Most of the lumps should be gone, but do not overbeat.
Pour into prepared pan, bake 45 - 50 minutes, until cake test comes out with just a few moist crumbs. Cool in pan ten minutes, then invert onto cooling rack.
Glaze or dust with confectioner sugar