Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
This cake can be mixed in the container it is going to be baked in for example a roasting pan or a round deep cake tin. There is no need to grease it. This makes a lovely moist chocolate cake and a good size too perfect as a birthday cake.
- 3 cups flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2⁄3 cup cocoa (can use less)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- 2⁄3 cup cooking oil
- 2 cups water
- Mix dry ingredients throughly.
- Add liquids and mix well with a fork.
- Bake at 180 Celcius for 1 1/4 hours. or until cooked when tested with a knife.
- The cake can be iced or left plain.
- It makes a nice dessert with cream or custard.
My cousin used to make this cake all the time. She gave me the recipe years ago. It is a favorite. The only difference is her recipe specifically says cold water, so I use water from the fridge. It tastes great cold so I store it in thw fridge and I do not frost it. Once in a while I will put a very thin layer of homemade chocolate frosting on it, but ut us not necessary. This bakes well as cupcakes, also. I have baked cup cakes and set them on a cookie sheet and into the freezer to feeeze. Then I put them into a ziploc freezer bag abd freeze. They freeze and thaw beautifully. I freeze on a cookie sheet first so they don't freeze together where they touch in the freezer bag. I make it for our family picnics every year now. We call it, "Elsie's Chocolate Cake", after our deceased cousin.
making this cake is as easy as 1-2-3. I tried this recipe when there's no butter left in my kitchen. I put some additional ingredients:
1) 1/2 teaspoon of grated cinnamon
2) Lime Zests
3) 1 Lime Juice
4) 4 bars of unsweetened Hershey's cooking chocolate
5) Some chocolate chips
And the result was marvelous! It turns out to be very moist & yummiest chocolate cake I had ever made ^^,
Make this no-hassle cake! Simple ingredients and you only need a fork to mix it together.
This cake come out nice and moist. I added 1 serving of unsweetened applesauce and reduced the amount of water. This cake is fast and easy to make; I will definitely keep this recipe.