Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Hershey's Lickity Split Cocoa Cake

I like this cake because it completely lives up to its name. You can go from "I think I'll bake a cake" to "time to take it out of the oven" in little more than a half hour. You don't even need a mixer. You just stir it up and pour it into a pan. How easy is that? It's great if you need a home made dessert in a hurry. It's just a one layer cake, so it's perfect for a small family or a quiet dinner for a small gathering.

1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt in large mixing bowl. Add water, oil, vinegar and vanilla; stir with spoon or wire whisk just until batter is smooth and ingredients are well blended.
Pour into a greased and floured 9-inch layer pan or 8-inch square pan. Bake at 350ยบ for 35 to 40 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Cool in pan; frost as desired.

Tip from Joey:
Whenever I make it, I use a 9" layer pan and I usually let it cool for a few minutes in the pan, then turn it out onto a wire rack to let it cool completely. For this cake, I like to use Hershey's Chocolate Glaze, but feel free to ice it however you like.

1 comment:

schoolbusmarm said...

I have made this cake many times. It has never failed me. Truly one of the most quickest, tastiest, easeist cakes to make.