One Pan Chocolate Snack Cake

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by The Butter Biatch

This is a recipe my mother made when we were children. It was so moist it never needed frosting. Mom would use a paper doily to make a pretty powdered sugar design on the top. I have found a couple online, but they just were not as good.

Top Review by claudiansatx

What a great recipe to have and share. I thought it was so easy & tasted so good I sent it to my busy sister and my sweet mom, they both loved it. I think the better the chocolate the better the cake! I also dissolved a little instant coffee in the water to enhance the chocolate flavor. Then I made a quick cocoa frosting to make it special.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Thoroughly mix dry ingredients in an ungreased 8 x 11" pan. Make 3 wells in the dry mixture and pour the vegetable oil in one, the vanilla in a different one and the vinegar in the last one. Pour the cold water over all and stir with fork until well blended.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes. Cake is done when center springs back when lightly touched. Do not test with a toothpick or knife.

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