Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Yummiest Chocolate Cake EVER!!!

We made this cake yesterday, and OH.MY.GOODNESS it is simply the best chocolate cake!!
I just knew that I had to share it with you!

I got this recipe from a friend at our old church, and everyone always goes crazy for this cake!
This is also a DAIRY FREE cake, but you'd never know it!
(I'm also going to include the GLUTEN FREE version)
The ingredients sound crazy, but YUUUUUUMMMMM!!!

Crazy Chocolate Cake:

Preheat oven to 350. And get out a 9x12 (or similar size) UNgreased glass pan.

3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
7 tbsps. cocoa powder
2 teasp. baking soda
1 teasp. salt
(Take above ingredients and sift together into the cake pan. Make 3 depressions or "holes" into this.)

3/4 cup veg oil (canola) -- Put 1/4 cup into each "hole"

2 tbsp. vinegar
2 teasp. vanilla
(Sprinkle vinegar & vanilla over top of batter)

2 cups cold water
(Pour over entire batter)

Using a slotted spatula mix all ingredients. Be sure to both stir and scrape the bottom and corners of the pan so all is thouroughly mixed.

Bake for 40 min at 350 degrees.

{To make this cake GLUTEN FREE like mine is, just substitute white rice flour cup for cup, and add 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum! too easy!}

We don't ever ice this cake, it's moist and rich enough on it's own! But a sprinkle of powdered sugar or cool whip would be great if you want a topping!!

Hope you enjoy this recipe! :)

ps -- I wanted to say a BIG "Thank You" to everyone who left such sweet comments about my sunroom! :) Some of you wondered about the slipcovers: I made the pillows myself, but purchased the slipcovers through Ballard Designs Baldwin collection in White Duck. I hope this helps!!


Sandy Toes said...

Wow..vinegar in chocolate cake...really????I may try this one! Who doesn't love a great chocolate cake!?
-sandy toe

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

We're on the same page today....I posted the best ever chocolate chip cookies. :)Hmm...think a girl needs some chocolate?

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Sounds interesting! I'll try it!

Maison Douce said...

Looks absolutely delicious! Will definitely give it a try!!

Imperfect said...

Wow. This looks absolutely amazing. I've been craving a good dessert this week so last night I decided to just make some cookies. Wish I had this instead! Thanks for sharing!

Nancy said...

Yummy! my favorite cake~Chocolate~ Blessings, Nancy

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

This looks wonderful! I've never made a cake where I put holes in the batter like this one. Neat! I do like powdered sugar on chocolate cake...YUM!

Sandy said...

Crazy cake has been around for years, I used to make it as a little girl. My Balcony Girls group even tried it out! Yummy :)

Shanda said...

Looks delicious! I will have to pass the recipe on to some friends who are gluten intolerant!

Who doesn't love chocolate cake??

Shannon said...

Interesting recipe but it looks delicious!!

southerninspiration said...

I've had this recipe a long time, and love it too, especially for people who have egg allergies...NO eggs!! And it's fun to make!


Becky said...

I love chocolate and will definately give this a try.
Your sun room looks fabulous too I must say! A wonderful place to spend your hours.

LuLu said...

YuMMy looks so good, I would love a piece right about now.

Remodeling Guy said...

That cake looks pretty darn good! And your sunroom does too!
Tim @ Remodeling Guy

Meg said...

Wow! I had to go pull out my recipe for the 'Best Ever Chocolate Cake' and it is almost the exact same ingredients!(mine uses 6 T cocoa!) But! Who would have thought you could mix it up right in the pan!

Love it.

And it really is the best cake ever!

So fun to learn a new way to make it..

So blessed! said...

Can't wait to give this recipe a try. Gotta love chocolate.

Darlene said...

Do ya promise? Ok. I love me some chocolate.... I will be sure to try!

SoBella Creations said...

Looks Yummy!

Anonymous said...

Hi Stacey, thank you so much for coming over for a visit...I appreciate the comment. I have to thank LeAnn for getting me started blogging, it may save my sanity!

My friend Kass is a wonderful artisan and full of great ideas!

Be Blessed! Leslie

Janice said...

I will have to try this chocolate cake. It looks really yummy! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

That's an interesting recipe! It looks really good - I may try it!


Erin said...

I will definitely try this recipe! please visit my blog for my give away if you have a moment!

Christine said...

This looks yummy! I'm not sure if it is the same recipe, but I seem to remember a chocolate cake recipe with vinegar in it and it was really good! I'll have to give this one a try!

To The Moon and Back said...

Stacy! I loved this cake. My daughter is allergic to eggs & nuts and it was nice to see something I could actually make. One question though, She prefers vanilla. Do you know if there is a vanilla option?