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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
  • 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


  • 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 in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

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