Chocolate Snack Cake

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Tarbean

Recipe of my mom's. Posting here for my sister. Mom said something about this being the precursor to cake mixes.

Top Review by DeeVaFoodie

I made this today for a treat. DH gives it 5 stars for a great chocolate fix in the middle of a busy workday, and I give it 5 stars for how easy this is to put together! I mixed everything right in the pan so there was virtually no cleanup. I opted to frost it with a light, fluffy chocolate buttercream that I threw together. Great recipe that I will definately make for a go-to quick, easy and yummy snack cake. Made for Bargain Basement Tag Game.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350.
  2. Mix flour, brown sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in bowl with fork.
  3. Stir in water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla completely.
  4. Pour into ungreased square pan, 8x8x2 inches.
  5. Bake until wooden pick inserted comes out clean, 25-40 minutes.
  6. If desired, dust with powdered sugar. Cake can be mixed in pan if desired.

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