Homemade Chocolate Snack Cake
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
- 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 in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 195 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 239mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
Feb 23, 2018
Made as written. Easy peasy and delicious.
Feb 25, 2017
made this as cupcakes for a pot luck. Used coffee instead of water. Easy to make
Mar 24, 2016
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.
Aug 3, 2014
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.
Jul 13, 2014
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.
Jan 4, 2014
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 !
Feb 13, 2013
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!
Nov 13, 2012
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!
Dec 11, 2011
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..
Aug 13, 2011
Good when I'm in a hurry and don't have the time to make something fancy.