Guest Post: Super Easy Chocolate Cake

My friend Colleen of “Three Bears Salmon Tacos” fame sent me the wonderful, super easy, “the kids can make it on their own” recipe below to share on our blog.  Perhaps this year for Ria’s birthday instead of the disaster that was the crazy Chocolate Ganache Volcano Cake, we will make this one.  I think Ria will be able to handle this one (possibly better than me).  I am craving something sweet right now and might have to whip this up right now…

Colleen, thanks for sharing a family tradition with us!

Super Easy Chocolate Cake by Colleen Moore

It is delicious, not too sweet and very chocolatey. I love it because there are no electrical appliances involved ( beaters, etc) and there is no cleanup because the pan is lined with parchment. ( There are no eggs, so it is low in cholesterol).  I am always surprised by the part about apple cider vinegar, but it works!  The kids make it for Dan every year on his birthday. We call it Dan’s Birthday Cake,  but it is actually ” Mix-in-the-Pan Chocolate Cake”, from Fannie Farmer.

Line 8 in cake pan with parchment paper ( or grease and flour pan). Set aside.  Preheat oven to 350F.
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Put in a bowl and stir with a whisk until thoroughly combined. Set aside.
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup oil ( tasteless oil, don’t use olive oil)
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Slowly pour into dry ingredients as you stir with a whisk. Stir well. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 30 minutes.  Done!

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