Old-Fashioned Chocolate Snack Cake Recipe
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Old-Fashioned Chocolate Snack Cake Recipe

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My husband always asks me to make this cake for his birthday. But we enjoy it so much, I make it year-round.—Sandra Carroll, Avoca, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 260 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 247mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 1-1/2 fat.


  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in water. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Add vanilla. In another bowl, beat egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gently fold into the creamed mixture.
  2. Pour into a 9-in. square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Snack Cake in Country Woman January/February 2002, p37

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