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Six-Minute Chocolate Cake

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“A Moosewood recipe. I usually make this without the glaze when the kids are requesting chocolate cake and they actually deserve a treat for dessert but I want something that doesn't require too much effort. And its great when you have run out of eggs!”
1 9 inch round cake

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Sift the flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and sugar into an ungreased 8 inch square or 9 inch round baking tin.
  3. In a 2 cup measuring cup, measure and mix the oil, water or coffee and vanilla.
  4. Pour the liquid ingredients into the baking tin and mix the batter with a fork or small whisk.
  5. When the batter is smooth, add the vinegar and stir quickly. Pale swirls will occur where the vinegar and baking soda react. Stir just until the vinegar is even distributed throughout the batter.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Set aside the cake to cool.
  7. If you are making the glaze, reset the oven to 300°F.
  8. Melt the chocolate in small ovenproof bowl or heavy skillet in the oven for about 15 minutes. Stir the hot liquid and vanilla into the chocolate until smooth.
  9. Spoon the glaze over the cooled cake. Refrigerate the glazed cake for a minimum of 30 minutes before serving.

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