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Microwave Chocolate Cake

 Microwave Chocolate Cake
Microwave Chocolate Cake cooks into a light, moist chocolaty dessert. "A farm wife with four children, I've made this cake many times," says Mary Brenneman of Tavistock, Ontario.
9 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • CHOCOLATE SAUCE:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Dash salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Stir in water, oil,
  • vinegar and vanilla until well blended. Pour into an ungreased 8-in.
  • square microwave-safe dish.
  • Microwave on high for 3-5 minutes, turning the dish every minute, or
  • until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • In a 1-qt. microwave-safe bowl, combine sugar, cornstarch and cocoa.

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Microwave Chocolate Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Stir in water and salt. Microwave 30 seconds more. Stir in butter
  • and vanilla. Serve with warm cake. Yield: 9 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 351 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 236 mg sodium, 64 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.