Sunday, June 3, 2012
On my plate...
This brings me to the yummy chocolate cake that you see in the photo today. It has been a go to recipe in our house since the very first time that I tried it. It's easy and, of course, chocolaty! This cake has been shared around our table with many friends over the years. I think maybe even sent home with a few! It's best when it's warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. So today, I will share this easy recipe with you. It's nothing fancy but it is good!
Chocolate Snack Cake (Betty Crocker Cookbook)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease the bottom and side of a 9-inch round pan with cooking spray and lightly flour.
In a medium bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup cocoa, 1 tsp. baking soda and 1/2 tsp. salt. In a small bowl (I like to use a two cup glass measuring cup), stir 1 cup cold water, 1/3 cup vegetable oil, 1 tsp. white vinegar, and 1/2 tsp. vanilla until mixed well. Vigorously stir oil and water mixture into the dry ingredients for about 1 minute or until well blended. Pour into cake pan. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup chocolate chips and a tablespoon or two of sugar. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
That's it! It's easy! It has never NOT turned out....that's the kind of recipe I dig! Enjoy your Sunday...hopefully it will include chocolate! Peace.....