Monday, April 2, 2012

Crazy Chocolate Cake

Baking with my kids can mean a lot of patience on my part, but I really like to get them in the kitchen to experience cooking from scratch as I did oh so many years ago. One rainy day I really wanted to make something with them more as a project than for a meal... I got out one of my friend's family recipe books and found an interesting recipe that only called for a few ingredients and a lot of hands on time. PERFECT! That sounded just like what I was looking for, simple but lots of things for little hands to do. It certainly was a success and my kids loved it!

3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 tsp baking soda
3 heaping Tbsp cocoa
pinch salt
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 Tbsp cider vinegar
1 Tbsp vanilla
2 cups water

Sift flour, sugar, baking soda and cocoa three times. Then sift right into a 9x13 inch pan. Make three holes in the mixture (1 large, 1 medium and 1 small). In the large hole, add the oil, in the medium size hole, add the cider vinegar, and in the small hole, add the vanilla. Pour water over entire mixture. Mix thoroughly with a spoon or spatula. Bake at 350' for about 30 minutes.

This was delicious slightly warm straight from the oven. And as we continued to nibble at it over the week, it was great mixed with ice cream or just eaten plain. You can also frost with whatever frosting you wish.


  1. I'm not much of a baker, but I certainly want to give this a try...

    popped over from SITS:)

  2. Oh wow yumm. That sounds so good! Thanks for stopping by on my SITS day!