Monday, 25 February 2008

Wacky Chocolate Cake

No eggs? No electricity (but you still have gas for the gas stove)? try baking a wacky cake with no eggs and no need to beat the mixture! 1 1//2 cups flour 1 cup sugar (brown or white) 3 tablespoons cocoa 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon vinegar (white or brown) 5 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 cup cold water Mix flour, sugar. cocao, baking powder and salt in a square or oblong pan Make three wells in the flour mixture. In one put the vanilla, in another the vinegar and in the third the oil. Pour the cold water over the mixtures and stir. You can add nuts to the mixture if you like - the cake tastes very much like brownies and the addition of the nuts makes it very special. You can also dust it with icing sugar after baking or make a fudge icing and pour this over the cake when baked. No need to beat. Bake at 350F oven until it springs back. And if you do have power - you can bake it for 6 to 8 minutes in the microwave!

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