Chocolate Picnic Cake

Chocolate Picnic Cake created by Redsie

This is the recipe that I use for a quick everyday cake, tastes great, and very easy to make.

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  • Set oven to 350 degrees.
  • Set oven to second lowest position.
  • Grease an 8-inch square or round pan.
  • In the microwave melt chocolate squares; cool 10 minutes.
  • In a bowl combine the flour with baking soda and salt; set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl beat egg and sugar until well combined.
  • Beat in the water and oil.
  • Stir in melted chocolate and dry ingredients; mix until blended.
  • Pour batter into greased pan then sprinkle chocolate chips over batter.
  • Bake for 32-38 minuntes or until cake tests done.
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  1. Rebecca D.
    Easy to make and delicious. I did tweak it a bit, added 1/2 tsp vanilla, used whole milk instead of water. Also added 1/2 tsp espresso powder
  2. missyasche
    I don't have any chocolate, but do have white chocolate. I wonder what this would taste like using that? I might just have to try it! Or I can use cocoa as 5hungrykids did (thanks for the tip 5hungrykids)! OR maybe I'll make it both ways ;-) Either way this looks and sounds delicious, I can't wait to try it! Since I haven't tried it yet, I'm giving 5 stars based on the simplicity and the yummy look of the cake!
  3. 5hungrykids
    This is a very good and easy dessert to make. My husband thought they were rich but I didn't think so. They are a cross between brownies and chocolate cake. I used 2 ounces of semisweet chocolate since that's what I had and I also used milk chocolate chips for the top. I will definately make this again when I need a fast dessert. Thanks for the recipe.
  4. Mary N.
    This was a VERY good simple chocolate snack cake recipe! I didn't have any unsweetened chocolate, so I used 6 tbsp of cocoa powder and 2 tbsp of oil to replace it. I also substited 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce for the 1/3 cup of oil to cut down on fat. It worked and it came out very moist. This is just a great quick cake you can whip up last minute to satisfy your sweet tooth/chocolate craving! Thanks for the recipe Kittencal!
  5. my3beachbabes
    I was having a chocolate craving and this is what I ended up making. It was so easy to put together! And best of all it was delicious and satisfied my craving! Thanks for posting Kittencal!

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