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    Chocolate Cake Express

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    47 mins

    7 mins

    40 mins

    Karen Elizabeth's Note:

    I'm not a great baker, but I have never had a flop with this cake. it is simple to prepare, yet rich, moist and dense, always enjoyed. From Readers Digest : Quick And Thrifty Cooking

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    1. 1
      Preheat the oven to 190 C / 375°F.
    2. 2
      Grease and flour a 20 cm cake tin.
    3. 3
      Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt.
    4. 4
      Make a well in the centre of the mixture, and add the vanilla essence, vinegar and oil, then gradually stir in the water.
    5. 5
      Continue stirring until thoroughly blended, but do not over-mix.
    6. 6
      Pour all of the batter into the cake tin, and bake, uncovered, for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake, comes out clean.
    7. 7
      Do not over bake, the secret to this cake is its moistness.
    8. 8
      Cool in the tin on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then transfer the cake from the tin to the rack, to cool completely.
    9. 9
      Sift the icing sugar over the top, and serve.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 02, 2009


      My voracious dessert eaters kept asking when they could eat this yummy cake. I had to make them wait 30 minutes after it came out of the oven so they wouldn't burn themselves. lol The smell while it was baking was heavenly! I didn't realize this until I was making it - but there are no eggs in this! I was very surprised in a good way at how high it rose and how light and fluffy and moist. I doubled the recipe for a 9x13 pan. I also omitted the powdered sugar on top as we had this with ice cream. Since I doubled the recipe - I used 1/2 cup applesauce and 1/2 cup vegetable oil as I don't have sunflower oil or access to it anywhere. A wonderful recipe and one I will be adding to my recipe files! Made for the May 2009 Aussie/NZ recipe swap.

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    • on August 18, 2012


      i love wacky cakes and this one is no exception they are fast to put together you always have the ingredients moist just plain good another keeper zaar world tour 8

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    • on February 25, 2013


      Very good and easy. We used safflower oil instead of the one mentioned with good results. And this is a great cake for the freezer - maybe next time I'll try making cupcakes instead of a square cake (used an 8 x 8 inch pan). Thanks for sharing!

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    Nutritional Facts for Chocolate Cake Express

    Serving Size: 1 (814 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 324.2
    Calories from Fat 129
    Total Fat 14.3 g
    Saturated Fat 2.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 305.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 48.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
    Sugars 28.0 g
    Protein 3.1 g

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