Monday, October 8, 2012

Super, Awesome, Wonderful Chocolate Cake

Super, Awesome, Wonderful Chocolate Cake

     Does the name sound a little redundant?  Perhaps, but it is super, awesome and wonderful all at the same time.  It's not too chocolaty, it's very moist and easy to make.  I found this recipe while perusing through some old cook books.  It caught my eye because right there in the directions it said "Do Not Grease Pan".  I hate greasing pans because, well, it's such a pain.  Score one for the cake recipe!

     The recipe was like a siren, and it's simplicity just pulled me in.  After 20 minutes of anxiously waiting by the oven, the timer finally went off.  I couldn't wait for it to cool.  I don't even care that the inside of my mouth is now burned.  It was worth not waiting ten minutes.  As I took that first bite, lights filled the room and I could hear angel trumpets sounding.  Or was that the timer still dinging and me seeing stars from the painful burning inside my mouth?  Anyways, it was very good.  If you like cake batter, you will like this cake.

     Looking for a nice cake to serve to company?  Don't bake this cake.  It is guaranteed to crumble when you try to take it out.  I plan to eat the entire pan by myself... in one sitting..., so any company I might have over would be disgusted by the display anyway. 

     So here you go folks, a super, awesome, wonderful chocolate cake recipe.  From my kitchen to yours.

1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar


1)  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2)  In an ungreased 9 x 13 pan- yes UNgreased, sift all dry ingredients.
3)  Add the liquids and stir just until blended.
4)  Bake for 25 minutes.
5)  Frost with your favorite frosting, cake is extremely moist so care must be taken that you don't tear up the top of the cake. (I didn't frost.  It's pretty sweet as is.)

By the way, in the cook book it was called a Pan Fudge Cake.  I felt the need to change the name after my fifth first piece.


  1. Christina,
    Your cake recipe is an oldie, but goodie, it was originally developed on the chuck-wagon trail, since eggs were hard to come. My recipe calls for 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon mixed together and sprinkled on top of batter then baked giving it a hard sugar crust. dabel

  2. Dang, If it's anything like that green tomato bread, its a killer. Humm, maybe I'll have to make this, this weekend. Also like the idea of sprinkled sugar on top. Can't wait!

  3. Oops
    It's a 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon mixed together and sprinkled on top of the batter then baked. Sorry for the confusion. dabel


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