Terminally Lazy Chocolate Cake

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

For when you don't want to put in a lot of effort and don't want much washing up to do afterwards. I would just serve as is, but you can frost it if you want to. UPDATE 5/20/7: Some of the reviewers have not liked the combination of cloves with chocolate that much so I'm making inclusion of that ingredient optional. If you're not sure, cut back to 1/4 tsp, or try adding just a tiny bit to a small portion of the dough and see if you like the taste--or just leave it out altogether.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, salt and spices together into an 8-inch X 8-inch pan.
  2. Make 3 holes in the mixture.
  3. Pour oil in one hole, vinegar into the 2nd and vanilla in the 3rd.
  4. Pour 1 c water over all.
  5. Stir with a fork until all ingredients are blended.
  6. Do NOT remove batter from pan.
  7. Bake at 350° 45 minutes.
Most Helpful

I cannot give this any stars YET since I have not made it. I like the concept. But instead of those spices I am going to use instant espresso powder. I think that would be great. Thanks for the idea!

rseal August 23, 2014

This was an easy and chocolaty snack cake, but I think I will leave the clove out next time, and just use cinnamon and ginger. I used half brown sugar and half Splenda, and served with a dollop of nonfat vanilla yogurt.

Outta Here May 19, 2007

What a wonderful cake! It is unbelievably easy to make and it is very moist and very chocolaty! My family really enjoyed it, too. I will make this again! Thanks for sharing!

Lainey6605 May 04, 2007