Xtra Special Celebration Cake

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

From the Alpha-Bakery childrens cookbook put out by Gold Medal Flour when I was a kid. I used to love cooking up all these recipes with my mom!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oven to 350°F Grease 2 round 9-inch pans; dust with flour.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Mix oil, vinegar, and vanilla.
  4. Stir oil mixture and water into flour mixture until well blended, about one minute.
  5. Immediately pour batter into pans, dividing evenly.
  6. Bake about 35 minutes, until toothpick insterted in center comes out clean.
  7. Let cool 10 minutes.
  8. Remove from pans, let cool completely, and frost. Stack the two rounds together to make a double-layer cake.


Most Helpful

This is a brilliant recipe. The cake turns out fantastic every time and is always asked for at birthdays. My children are dairy intolerant, it was a a fabulous find!

loriscotia June 19, 2012

Had an opportunity to make this the other day when we had vegan company ~ Much harder to cook for, even though I try to work things out! This was great ~ Tasty & satisfying! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed in Healthy Choices ABC tag]

Sydney Mike November 22, 2009

This is our family's favorite cake recipe that we've been using for years. It's perfect for us since our daughter is allergic to dairy and eggs.

SarahBella636 April 09, 2009

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