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Old-Fashioned Chocolate Snack Cake

 Old-Fashioned Chocolate Snack Cake
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
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.


  • 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 McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts:Nutritional Analysis: One piece equals 260 calories,

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Old-Fashioned Chocolate Snack Cake (continued)

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