- 1 cup boiling water
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Confectioners' sugar
- In a bowl, beat water and butter until butter is melted. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to the egg mixture. Beat for 2 minutes.
- Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 9 servings.
Reviews for Homemade Chocolate Snack Cake
"Super-quick, easy to make and very delicious. I used Hershey's Special Dark cocoa in mine and tossed in a handful of chocolate chips. Excellent if you're really craving something chocolate-y."
"I have made this countless times - quick and delicious. We also make whoopie pie filling for it sometimes (not the marshmallow kind), and call it whoopie cake - tastes very similar to a whoopie pie, and less labor intensive."
"Great cake, made it for the 1st time yesterday, subtitled hot strong coffee for the water, came out very moist and delicious. Is a definite keeper."
"Made it and it was moist and delicious. I added less sugar because my husband prefers it that way and he really enjoyed it. Served it with raspberry syrup and whipped cream. Definitely a keeper !"
"Batter was a little thin, so was very nervous about the finished cake. My fear was unfounded...it was moist and delicious! Excellent cake! Thank you!"
"Best ever Snack Cake. Very moist and delicious. I use only 3/4 cup of sugar and replace the vanilla extract by almond extract or Maraschino Cherries juice. Served with wipped cream and cherries, it looks like a Black Forest square. Yummy!"
"Good when I'm in a hurry and don't have the time to make something fancy."
"Batter is very thin and doesn't have the best texture once cooked. Okay in a pinch. Certainly doesn't require a lot of unusual ingredients."
"This is very good. Comes together quick."