Moist Chocolate Cake

  When you want a quick, simple dessert that is not overly rich, this is the recipe for you. It took about 6 minutes to put it together and then the baking and cooling time. Do let it cool before sifting the powdered sugar on it. We had it with homemade ice cream later that evening. Just right. Not too rich to have with a dish of ice cream and you could certainly eat it on its own. Maybe a nice cold glass of milk with it. Either way, you will like this small cake size that lets you eat it and not have it sitting around for a while.

Moist Chocolate Cake

1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup hot water (notice this is not boiling water)
½ cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
¼ cup butter, melted
  Confectioners sugar
  In a mixing bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients. Add egg and butter; mix well. Pour into a greased 8 inch square baking pan.
  Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool. Dust with confectioners’ sugar.
YIELD: 9 servings
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  1. I read this and 45 minutes later 2 came out of the oven. I cut the corner off 1 while it was warm, so good. I have blogged about it and directed readers to you, i hope you do not mind. I may have to make 2 more tomorrow.

  2. Pam, of course we don't mind. What a nice compliment. Glad you liked it. We think it is very good.


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