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Microwave Chocolate Cake

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

9 servings

Microwave Chocolate Cake cooks into a light, moist chocolaty dessert. "A farm wife with four children, I've made this cake many times," says Mary Brenneman of Tavistock, Ontario.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • CHOCOLATE SAUCE:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Dash salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Stir in water, oil, vinegar and vanilla until well blended. Pour into an ungreased 8-in. square microwave-safe dish.
  2. Microwave on high for 3-5 minutes, turning the dish every minute, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  3. In a 1-qt. microwave-safe bowl, combine sugar, cornstarch and cocoa. Stir in water and salt. Microwave 30 seconds more. Stir in butter and vanilla. Serve with warm cake.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 351 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 236mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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