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Microwave Chocolate Cake

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

9 servings

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.

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

  1. 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.
  2. Microwave on high for 3-5 minutes, turning the dish every minute, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  3. In a 1-qt. microwave-safe bowl, combine sugar, cornstarch and cocoa. Stir in water and salt. Microwave 30 seconds more. Stir in butter and vanilla. Serve with warm cake.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 351 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 236mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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