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Super Moist Chocolate Cake

What you need: 

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (can substitute with whole wheat flour)
1 cup white or brown sugar
3 tablespoons sifted good quality cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
5 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup cold water

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt; mix well. Make three deep holes in the dry mixture. Into one hole, pour the oil, into the next hole, pour the vinegar, and into the final hole, pour the vanilla.
2. Pour the water into the bowl, over all. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together until there aren't any more lumps and pour into an ungreased 9x9 baking pan, 2 inches deep.
3. Bake for about 30 minutes, test with a fork.
By far the most surprisingly deeelightful cake. This recipe is great for adults and for kids ages 3 and up. Enjoy this delicious cake. You will be surprised at its moistness and richness! It can be cooled and iced with your choice of icing or can be enjoyed on its own. The batter can also be used to make cupcakes!
For an instant cake, have the premeasured, premixed dry ingredients at hand, then simply add the wet ingredients when you want a fresh treat! It makes a great birthday cake! Hey, it even freezes well!

Preparation Time: 
15 minutes, Cooking time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
30 minutes
Servings: 
1
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

I made this for my friend's birthday.  I added mint frosting (earth balance, vast amounts of powdered sugar, mint extract, soy milk).  All I heard was "I really like this!!!"

Lol, thanks for a tremendous recipe! 

that sounds awesome!  Do you have exact measurements?

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This is great! I made this using 3/4 cup of coffee and 1/4 cup of hazelnut liqueur instead of 1 cup of water. I also used the exact amount of cocoa that was called for. I found the cake to be delicious and moist, and I didn't have any of the problems that other people had reported (like a funny tasting crust or the cake drying out over night). When the cake cooled, I glazed it with the chocolate glaze recipe from this website, and when the glaze hardened I decorated the cake with cocoa powder and icing sugar. I'll definitely make this recipe again!

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gah!! so frustrated. i've used this recipe before and enjoyed it. 3 times in the past week i have attempted to make cupcakes and a cake...all three times, they turned into flavourless pucks. i have no idea where i went wrong. i followed the recipe exactly, was sure not to over mix and added the vinegar at the very end and cooked for as long as i could without burning. i give up. i can't afford to spend the money on cake any more.

Lenorre.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 60 g (1/12 recipe)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 210
Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.0g9%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 203mg8%
Total Carbohydrates 28.7g10%
Sugars 16.8g
Protein 1.6g

Vitamin A 0% • Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% • Iron 4%

Nutrition Grade D+
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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I made this for my friend's birthday.  I added mint frosting (earth balance, vast amounts of powdered sugar, mint extract, soy milk).  All I heard was "I really like this!!!"

Lol, thanks for a tremendous recipe! 

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This was pretty good and I was impressed by how quickly I could throw it together. Mine took 38 minutes to bake and I did spray the pan with non-stick cooking spray...just in case. I ate mine straight from the oven sans frosting because I needed a chocolate fix  ;D , but I think it will taste better once it has cooled as is true with the majority of cakes I have tried. Thanks for the recipe!

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Amazing. Best cake I have ever had! My non vegan friends ask me to make it for their birthdays.

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I've reviewed this a couple weeks back and I thought it was alright, but when I made this recipe for some of my mother's friends they went mad! I even had a request to make a birthday cake, which I layered with nutriwhip. It was reaaally good :)

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I have attempted to make two vegan chocolate cakes since becoming a vegan in the middle of February '07. Both of the cakes were big flops  :'( and I was about to give up until I ran across this website and this recipe. This was my third recipe and my third try.  This cake came out wonderfully!!!  ;DTHIS IS THE BEST CAKE RECIPE EVER!!!!  :PI will definitely be keeping this recipe!!! :D

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Yikes I made this again..can you believe it.  this time without the chocolate chips and with a lovely frosting from this site.  YUMMY!  I threw in raisins for half the cake and my bf loved it!  Its all gone! I ate almost 2 of these cakes in 2 days. Can you tell it snowed today on NY.  It is WAT too easy to make this.  Be careful!  ;D

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