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Old 09-15-2012, 05:07 AM
 
Location: the AZ desert
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Easy Chocolate Cake

1-1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. cocoa
1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 c. flour
3/4 tsp. salt
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 c. vegetable oil
1-1/2 c. water
1-1/2 tsp. vinegar

Optional: Frosting of your choice or powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350. In an UNgreased 9 x 13 baking pan, sift* all dry ingredients. Add the liquids and stir until just blended. Bake for 25 minutes.

This is a very moist cake, so I usually serve it right from the pan. (You have to be very careful removing it from the pan otherwise, so it doesn't fall apart.) It's also rather rich, so my topping of choice is powdered sugar rather than frosting.

*Sift - If you don't have a sifter, simply add the dry ingredients to the pan and whisk together, using a wire whisk. The idea is to add air and make it fluffier.

Last edited by Beretta; 02-06-2014 at 06:30 PM.. Reason: corrected baking soda amount
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:25 PM
 
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I've never seen a chocolate cake with that few ingredients. Thanks for the recipe!
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:45 AM
 
Location: the AZ desert
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You're very welcome. It's my fav chocolate cake recipe because it contains no dairy ingredients and yet is so yummy. Enjoy!
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:24 PM
 
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am i supposed to use unsweetened cocoa or sweetened? I used unsweetened and it taste really funny
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Originally Posted by CheyDee View Post
Easy Chocolate Cake

1-1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. cocoa
1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 c. flour
3/4 tsp. salt
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 c. vegetable oil
1-1/2 c. water
1-1/2 tsp. vinegar

Optional: Frosting of your choice or powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350. In an UNgreased 9 x 13 baking pan, sift* all dry ingredients. Add the liquids and stir until just blended. Bake for 25 minutes.

This is a very moist cake, so I usually serve it right from the pan. (You have to be very careful removing it from the pan otherwise, so it doesn't fall apart.) It's also rather rich, so my topping of choice is powdered sugar rather than frosting.

*Sift - If you don't have a sifter, simply add the dry ingredients to the pan and whisk together, using a wire whisk. The idea is to add air and make it fluffier.
I have never seen a cake recipe that uses that much baking soda. Should it be 1 1/2 teaspoons perhaps? If Ariana used that much, no wonder it tasted funny!

Last edited by Beretta; 02-06-2014 at 07:07 PM..
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:03 PM
 
Location: the AZ desert
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am i supposed to use unsweetened cocoa or sweetened? I used unsweetened and it taste really funny
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I have never seen a cake recipe that uses that much baking soda. Should it be 1 1/2 teaspoons perhaps? If Ariana used that much, no wonder it tasted funny!
Yikes! Good catch, Suzy. Yes, it should have said 1.5 tsp of baking soda. I'm so sorry, Ariana.

I always use unsweetened cocoa.
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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It sounds good, though. It'll be on my list to try. I'm a chocoholic!
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Old 02-12-2014, 11:59 PM
 
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It's a depression-era recipe, it's really great.
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Old 02-13-2014, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Sounds really simple thanks for sharing. I will have to make this soon.
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