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One Pan Chocolate Cake

35 Comments | Written on September 26, 2012 at 5:00 am , by

Imagine this for a moment…

A rich and decadent homemade chocolate cake, ready to enjoy in about half an hour.  Then imagine virtually no cleanup.  Really!  This recipe cuts down on my least favorite part of cooking…the dishes!  This is a “One Pan Chocolate Cake.”

Keep reading to learn how to make this indulgent cake…without dirtying dishes!  

 What makes this cake special, is the fact that it is made and baked entirely in one pan.

 Start with an ungreased 8-inch square pan.

Measure the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt into the pan.  Stir to combine the dry ingredients.

Add the water, oil, white vinegar, and vanilla.

 Stir to combine completely.

 Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.

 There you have it!  This is a great go-to recipe when you just need something chocolate.  Give it a try!

One Pan Chocolate Cake

1-1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup cold water

1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil

1 teaspoon white vinegar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Place flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in an 8-inch square  baking pan.  Stir to combine.  Pour water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla over flour mixture.  Stir carefully to combine well and smooth out batter.  Bake for about 30 minutes or until a tester inserted in the middle comes out clean.  Cool and frost cake with your favorite icing, or just dust with powdered sugar, if desired.  Makes one 8-inch square cake.

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