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Homemade Chocolate Snack Cake Recipe

Homemade Chocolate Snack Cake Recipe

THIS is a moist delicious snack cake, so good that icing is not necessary. Sometimes my husband puts a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top with a drizzle of chocolate syrup. Either way, it always satisfies our sweet tooth. -Debi Peschka, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:9 servings


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 195 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 239mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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maryannet User ID: 1456288 261770
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2017

"made this as cupcakes for a pot luck. Used coffee instead of water. easy to make"

wallabydawned User ID: 8525479 245960
Reviewed 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."

RLiberty User ID: 7169427 203537
Reviewed 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."

LloydB User ID: 6403141 22584
Reviewed 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."

Evesuarez User ID: 7581676 22582
Reviewed 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 !"

Pennyck User ID: 7135335 22580
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2013

"Batter was a little thin, so was very nervous about the finished cake. My fear was was moist and delicious! Excellent cake! Thank you!"

suzanne337 User ID: 6784594 31994
Reviewed 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!"

MJS18 User ID: 5822415 73307
Reviewed 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.."

KY_Cook User ID: 1619535 75050
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2011

"Good when I'm in a hurry and don't have the time to make something fancy."

mwaxham User ID: 520647 27578
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2011

"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."

lssrls User ID: 1447889 84844
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2008

"This is very good. Comes together quick."

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