Homemade Chocolate Snack Cake Recipe
- 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
- 1. 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.
- 2. 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.
1 piece: 195 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 239mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein
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!"
"Best dessert when you are short on time but want something tasty for your family. It's just the right size for dessert and snacks later.."
"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."