Winter Cocoa Cake

Cocoa Cake

It had been years since I last made this cake. I found that it is still a great recipe for a quick dessert. You could frost it, but it is fine topped with just a dusting of powdered sugar.

The only thing I would do differently next time? Similar recipes include ½ teaspoon of salt, and I would add that next time.If you’re in the mood for a quick treat, Cocoa Cake may be just what you need!

Cocoa Cake
Cocoa Cake


1½ cups all-purpose flour (180g)

1 cup sugar (I used maple sugar, but regular is fine)

1 teaspoon baking soda

3 tablespoons cocoa powder

½ teaspoon salt (optional – not in the original recipe, but I recommend it)

3 tablespoons oil

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon vinegar

1 cup cold water

Makes one 9×9-inch cake or 12 cupcakes


1. Preheat the oven to 350˚.

2. Stir the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl.

Cocoa Cake

3. Pour the liquid ingredients into the bowl.

Cocoa Cake

4. Stir well with a fork or whisk until well blended.

5. Pour into an ungreased 9×9-inch pan. (Or make 12 cupcakes in a paper-lined muffin pan.)

Cocoa Cake

6. Bake cake for 30 – 35 minutes, until a toothpick in the center comes out clean. (Bake cupcakes for 25 – 30 minutes.)

Cocoa Cake

7. Cool, dust with powdered sugar, and serve.

Cocoa Cake
Cocoa Cake








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