Emergency Chocolate Cake - America's Test Kitchen

Total Time
10 mins
45 mins

Very simple and very moist. Be sure to use Dutch-processed cocoa and not anything else. I used Hershey's Special Dark, and it didn't have as much chocolate flavor as I would have liked. I think this might be good with some dark or white chocolate chips folded in.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degress; lightly spray an 8-inch square cake pan with oil spray.
  2. Whisk flour, sugar and baking soda together in large bowl.
  3. In separate bowl, whisk cocoa and water trogether until smooth. Whisk in the mayonnaise and vanilla. Stir the mayonnaise mixture into the flour mixture until combined.
  4. Put into pan; smooth the top. Bake until toothpick tests clean but with a few crumbs attached, about 35-40 minutes.
  5. Let cool in pan on rack 1 - 2 hours May top with confectioners sugar sifted over top.