One Pan Chocolate Cake
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Originally from a 2009 issue of Everyday Food, written in my own words
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon coarse or kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 cup cold water
  1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ F.
  2. In an 8-inch square casserole dish or baking pan (I like to use a pyrex casserole so I can see if the batter is full mixed), whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Make a well in the middle, then add the vegetable oil, vanilla, vinegar and water in the center. Whisk those ingredients together, then start to incorporate the dry ingredients, whisking until well combined.
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until a fork or toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Let cool completely before frosting. If you use the chocolate frosting recipe above, you will have some frosting left over.
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