This is an amazingly simply and delicious chocolate cake. I had almost all of the ingredients in my cabinet. The best part, you can make it in the pan you will bake it in. Unbelievably, it calls for no eggs or butter! I got this recipe from King Arthur Flour’s website, kingarthurflour.com.
King Arthur Flour’s original cake-pan cake
You will need:
1 1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Cocoa
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp baking Soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp vinegar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup cold water or coffee (what I used), or milk
Preheat oven to 350.
Measure all dry ingredients into an 8′ or 9″ baking pan. Be sure the pan is at least 2 inches deep. Blend the dry ingredients together thoroughly with a fork or whisk. Scoop out three holes or indentations.
Pour vanilla into one hole, vinegar into the second, and oil into third.
Take the cup of cold liquid and pour directly over everything in the pan. Stir everything together until well blended.
Bake for 30-35 minutes. Serve right from the pan warm from the oven. OR, ice the cake with this simple frosting. Melt 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips with 1/2 cup of half and half until the chips melt. Stir until smooth and then pour and spread over cake. I melted mine in sauce pan on the stove top.
Would you believe my husband hacked into this cake while I was letting it cool? I never got a picture of the entire finished product. It was so good and so easy I wanted to share anyway. This cake is very dense and so different from anything I have ever made. It would be great for a quick dessert that is amazing with ice cream. Enjoy!