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Absurdly Easy Chocolate Cake by Boutell.Com

Category: Desserts - Cakes

This recipe is suitable for a: vegetarian/vegan diet.

Ingredients:

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3 cups flour (680 grams)

2 cups sugar (450 grams)

6 tablespoons cocoa (100 grams)

2 teaspoons baking soda (10 cc's = 10 ml)

1 teaspoon salt (5 cc's = 5 ml)

3/4 cup vegetable oil (200 cc's)

2 tablespoon vinegar (30 cc's)

2 teaspoon vanilla (10 cc's)

2 cup cold water (480 cc's)

Instructions:

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Mix the dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients. Stir until smooth. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Makes two layers of a two-layer 9-inch or 8-inch round cake, or one small sheet cake. When cool, frost it.

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Copyright 2000 by M. L. Grant.

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I liked this cake, but I added two more teaspoons onf cocoa.I used PETA's wicked vegan fudge recipe as icing, I thought it was reaaly good.
 

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I wondered that also, however I still use it. I don't know wthat the vinegar's function is in this cake, but this cake has been the most moist cahe I have ever made. The reason why I use more cocoa than the recipe calls for is because I was still able to smell the vinegar and that concerned me, and because I am a choc-o-holic! LOL Seriously though, I tasted no vinegar flavor.
 

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This is the chocolate cake recipe my parents used when we were in Africa - but we called it "Wacky Cake". I love that it's naturally vegan with no need for egg replacer or anything like that. In Africa, we used it because we could only drive 4 hours to the next town to shop for things like eggs and milk once a month, so generally we didn't have them.


I love how moist this cake is, and stays even days later.
 

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The vinegar in this recipe is absolutely essential and cannot be left out. It reacts with the baking soda to provide leavening for the cake. You will be able to smell the vinegar when you mix up the batter but the cake won't taste like it after it's done.

colorful: My family also called this Wacky Cake. My mom used to make it and pack it in our lunches when I was a kid.
 

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Yep...we used basically this same recipe at work to make cupcakes with the kiddos.


Mmmmm, chocolate.
 

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I tried this recipe as cupcakes this morning, and it worked fine. It would have worked better had I not overcooked them, though.
If you do cupcakes, keep your eye on them after about 20 minutes.
 

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Originally Posted by Rie View Post

Cool, thanks guys! I wonder if anyone's ever used whole wheat pastry flour?
For mine, I used half whole wheat pastry flour, and half all purpose. I usually do that for all my baking
 

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Originally Posted by JanAndOmar View Post

Hey this cake sounds great. Any good recipes for icing? Thanks
I've found it's so moist it doesn't need icing. A light sprinkling of powdered sugar on top looks pretty.
 

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Yea I made this cake about a week ago
easy to get ingredients, very tasty cake, but it didn't seem to cook evenly, I guess if I cook it for longer at a lower heat that would fix it?

Great cake, easy to make, and very yum.
 

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Satyagraha- I just finished baking one last night and I found the inside a little uncooked as well. I should have taken the advice from the previous posters, as it's wise to add much more chocolate. Without a doubt, some of my animals enjoyed it
 

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I made it and it turned out perfect several times. I did find that it had to be cooked a little longer than it says... poke it with a toothpick before you take it out of the oven... like muffins. if the toothpick somes out with batter still on it, then it needs to bake some more. if it's dry, your cake is done!
 
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