Simply Chocolate Cake

Simply Chocolate Cake

With this simple chocolate cake recipe, you'll never have to buy a boxed cake mix again!

Why use boxed cake mixes when it is just as simple to make your own cake from scratch? Not only does our chocolate cake take only minutes to prepare, but it is also light, rich and oh-so-delicious. Top it with fruit, ice cream, your favorite icing, or double this recipe and dish up a layered cake with whipped cream and berries!

PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 35 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Liberally butter an 8-inch round cake pan or an 8-inch square baking pan, set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda and kosher salt.
  2. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add vegetable oil, pure vanilla extract, white vinegar and cold water. Whisk until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool completely in pan on a wire rack.

YIELDS: 8 servings

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About Jathan Fink
Jathan is a journalist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He is also a travel junkie, foodie and jazz aficionado. A California native, he resides in Texas.

One Response to Simply Chocolate Cake

  1. Pingback: Simply Chocolate Cake with Whipped Cream and Berries « Jathan & Heather

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