Saturday, March 23, 2013

Chocolate Cake

It's been a rainy, slightly cool day so I've been cleaning, doing laundry and of course cooking. I happened across this 6-minute Chocolate Cake in the Moosewood Cooks at Home cookbook. Well it took a few more than 6 minutes to whip it up, maybe 10. It is delicious and you only have 1 bowl to clean and a few measuring items. I didn't make the ganache for the top, I just sprinkled it lightly with powered sugar. YUMMY!
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached white flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup cold water or 1 cup brewed coffee (I used cold coffee)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Sift the flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and sugar into an ungreased 8 inch square or 9 inch round baking tin.

In a bowl, measure and mix the oil, water or coffee and vanilla.

Pour the liquid ingredients into the baking tin and mix the batter with a fork or small whisk.

When the batter is smooth, add the vinegar and stir quickly. Pale swirls will occur where the vinegar and baking soda react. Stir just until the vinegar is even distributed throughout the batter.

Bake for 25-30 minutes. Set aside the cake to cool.

Sprinkle cake with powdered sugar while warm. 


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