How to Make Chocolate Snack Cake from eHow.com

How to Make Chocolate Snack Cake | eHow.com

Introduction
This moist, yummy fudge cake is mixed right in the pan, and can go from start to the table in less than an hour. It also contains no dairy or eggs, so it’s a great treat for anyone with allergies to those ingredients. For the same reason, it’s also a very inexpensive treat. And, it’s vegan, so it’s suitable for any and all vegetarians.
Instructions
Difficulty: Easy
Things You’ll Need

* 8 by 8 inch Baking pan (or 9 by 9 inch)
* All purpose flour (not self-rising)
* White sugar
* Unsweetened cocoa
* Baking soda
* Salt
* White or cider vinegar
* Vegetable oil
* Vanilla (or other) flavoring
* Water
* Fork or whisk

Steps
1
Step One
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2
Step Two
To dry baking pan, add 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 cup sugar, 3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa, 1 tsp. baking soda, and 1/2 tsp. salt to baking pan. Combine thoroughly with fork or whisk.
3
Step Three
Make 3 hollows in dry ingredients. Add 1 tsp. vanilla to one hollow. Add 3 tbsp. vegetable oil to the second hollow. Add 2 tsp. vinegar to third hollow.
4
Step Four
Immediately pour 1 cup room temperature water over all ingredients, and stir well with fork or whisk to combine. There may still be a small streak of flour here or there, or a few small lumps. That’s okay.
5
Step Five
Quickly put cake in oven. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, or until cake springs back when gently pressed in the center.
6
Step Six
Cool slightly, then serve. You may dust the cake with powdered sugar for decoration, or you can frost it, but it’s also great plain. It’s also delicious hot served with ice cream.

The above is the cake recipe that I used for the cake I made yesterday.

Only change I made was to add 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder to the dry mix.

Didn’t have a 8 or 9 inch square pan handy so I used a 8 inch round which caused it to be deeper and take a bit longer to cook in the center.

Turned out rather good. Was much better after sitting for several hours. Flavor had improved quite a bit. Not sure what it was exactly but twas quite noticeable. Next time I make it I think I’ll use milk instead of water and beat an egg into the milk prior to adding it to the dry mix.

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