Kate's Cuisine

Apr 02 2014

The Greatest Chocolate Cake I’ve Ever Made

Chocolate Cake

Let’s get one thing clear. Saying that this recipe is “the greatest chocolate cake I’ve ever made” is not something I do lightly. I realize it’s a bold statement, and I understand that once it’s out there, certain expectations are put into place. But make no mistake. This is indeed, the greatest chocolate cake I’ve ever made. And the fact that I have more flops than successes in this area speaks to the fact that making chocolate cake is not one of my fortes. But this chocolate cake, I promise you, will now be the greatest chocolate cake in your wheelhouse too.

Not only is it DE-LICIOUS, bu it takes about 5 minutes to make. There’s no hand mixer, no sifting, no fuss. You don’t need butter or eggs. If you have cocoa powder, you can pretty much whip up chocolate cake anytime you want. In under an hour. You don’t even have to frost the cake if you don’t want to. The chocolate chips melt nicely while still holding their shape (how does that happen?) and it’s just as tasty without frosting. Frosting is always good too, especially if you don’t have the chocolate chips, but it’s still a great go-to chocolate cake without frosting or the chips.

I got this recipe from someone that works with my husband and – I’ll say it again – it’s the greatest chocolate cake I’ve ever made. I’m quite thankful she passed it on to me and once you make it, you will be too.

1 2/3 cup flour $0.19
1 cup white or brown sugar $0.20
1/4 cup cocoa $1.00
1 teaspoon baking soda $0.02
1 cup water $Free
1/3 cup vegetable oil $0.36
1 teaspoon vinegar $0.01
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract $0.05
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips $0.44

Total cost $2.27
Cost per serving $0.38

1.) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease an 8″ x 8″ x 2″ baking pan.

2.) Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, and baking soda and whisk together to mix. In a separate bowl mix together the vegetable oil, vinegar, and vanilla extract.

3.) Add the wet ingredients to the dry, stir with a wooden spoon until the batter is smooth, and pour into the prepared pan.

4.) Sprinkle the chocolate chips over top and bake for 35-40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the centre remains clean. Remove from the oven and cool on a rack for at least 10 minutes, or completely if frosting.

5.) Serve and enjoy!

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