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quick & easy chocolate cake

a recipe by
Cindi Marie Bauer
Marshfield, WI

My husband and I enjoy this delicious easy to make chocolate cake. No butter or eggs were needed to make this cake. And yes it's quite delicious!

serves 12 servings
prep time 30 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For quick & easy chocolate cake

  • cake ingredients:
  • 1-1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 c
  • 1/4 c
    hershey's special dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • additional cake ingredients:
  • 1 c
    cool water
  • 6 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    distilled white vinegar 5% acidity
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • frosting ingredients:
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    hershey's special dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How To Make quick & easy chocolate cake

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • 2
    Grease the inside of an 8x8-inch square cake pan. Then set pan aside.
  • 3
    In a medium size bowl sift together, the cake ingredients, then set the bowl aside.
  • 4
    In a measuring cup, which holds 2 cups, combine the water, vegetable oil, vinegar, and vanilla extract.
  • 5
    Add liquid ingredients into bowl, and gently stir until there are no lumps. (Stir for about 30 seconds.)
  • 6
    Pour into baking pan, and bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • 7
    Cool the cake completely in the pan, then frost the cake. Sprinkle a few decorative Rainbow Jimmies on top of the frosting. (I then place the frosted cake in the refrigerator so the frosting will firm up.) Then cut the cake, and serve.
  • 8
    Additional note: I always cover the cake after I place it in the refrigerator.