Sunday, December 6, 2009

Chocolate Snack Cake

Quick- you were invited to a dinner party, potluck, ward function, or your having some friends over to your apartment for dinner and you need a dessert!! The typical thoughts run through your head... chocolate chip cookies, fudge-cycles, store-bought cake... the lists goes on. What you really want is something simple, quick to make, yet decadent and delicious. Here is that recipe. It's called a Chocolate Snack cake. It is a very moist chocolate cake but instead of the hassle of making frosting, you have a thin crunchy layer of sugar that melts in your mouth.

We got this recipe from Betty Crocker. Here's the recipe:

1 1/2 C Flour
1 C Sugar
1/4 C baking cocoa
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/3 C Vegetable Oil
1 Tsp. White Vinegar
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
1 C. cup Water
3 Tbl. Sugar

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Add all of the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Stir.

Then add all of the wet ingredients and stir. Do not let the batter sit. Pour immediately into an 8X8 sqaure pan.

Once in the pan, layer the batter with 3 Tbls of sugar. Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes.

Use a toothpick to confirm the cake is fully cooked. Take your cake out and let it rest.

This cake is super delicious and the layer of sugar keeps the cake very moist. We've made this for numerous events and it is always a hit. Enjoy!!