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chocolate cake

a recipe by
Cindi Marie Bauer
Marshfield, WI

This chocolate cake is made without eggs, butter, or milk. And it doesn't take long to make. Plus it tastes quite delicious with either powdered sugar sprinkled on top, or served with whipped cream, or ice cream.

serves 1 (9x12-inch cake)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chocolate cake

  • 3 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 c
  • 2 c
    cold water
  • 3/4 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1/2 c
    unsweetened cocoa powder (*see note)
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 tsp
    5% white vinegar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How To Make chocolate cake

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 2
    In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients.
  • 3
    Beat with electric mixer on medium to high speed until well combined.
  • 4
    Pour batter in a greased 9x13x2-inch baking pan.
  • 5
    Bake in oven for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
  • 6
    Allow cake to cool before serving.
  • 7
    Serve cake with either powdered sugar sprinkled on top, or with whipped cream, or with ice cream.
  • 8
    Yields: 1 (9x12-inch cake)
  • 9
    *Note: When I added the cocoa powder, I used Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa Powder. Which gave the cake a dark chocolate color.