Family Favorites...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. Well, it looks REALLY good and simple, and I'm going to have to try it! Thank you!

    1. Lyle really liked it, of course chocolate cake is one of his favorites. It has a good flavor and is not as dense and caloric as some chocolate cakes.

  2. This sounds delicious. Sometimes is simple dessert is what is best.

    This is a recipe my older grands could easily help with too, thank you, we will try it soon!

  3. Now this is my kind of cake............cake that is quick & easy with no icing. Did notice the ingredients; No vanilla extract. I have several different extracts in my cupboard cause at times I like to experiment with different flavors.
    When I make a small cake for hubby and myself, he likes the frosting so I will frost about 3/4 of the cake and leave the rest unfrosted for me

    1. Colleen, the original recipe doesn't call for it, but you sure can add any flavor you want. I like to add a little vanilla and then some Frontier coffee flavoring.

  4. love simple easy cakes......and love these type.....I might sprinkle on a few chopped nuts and some chocolate chips....NOT to many...otherwise the calories thanks

  5. I have to add another comment....when I go to prove I am not a robot....there is no way for any of the images the first 3-5 tries to I do report it.....


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