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Chocolate Oil Cake

Rated as 4.27 out of 5 Stars

"No butter, just oil in this recipe that delivers a rich, chewy, and chocolate-y cake in about an hour."
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Ingredients

servings 207
Original recipe yields 24 servings (1 - 9x13 inch pan)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, mix sugar, flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa.
  3. Add water, vegetable oil, vinegar, and vanilla. Beat by hand until smooth.
  4. Pour into a 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 207 calories; 9.6 29.6 2 0 155 Full nutrition

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This cake is so chocolatey and moist, and so easy to make. I made it with my 2 1/2 year old, and he had a great time. If I hadn't made it myself I never would have known that it's w/o eggs.I wil...

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I'm giving this a 3 star for taste. It's a good chocolate cake. However, I attempted to bake it in 2 9-inch rounds. I was trying to make a chocolate layer cake. I buttered and cocoa-ed the p...

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This cake is so chocolatey and moist, and so easy to make. I made it with my 2 1/2 year old, and he had a great time. If I hadn't made it myself I never would have known that it's w/o eggs.I wil...

wow i am impressed at the simplicity of this recipie and how perfect it came out. I halved the recipie and substituted applesuace for the oil and make 6 cupcakes out of it. Replace the oil for a...

I'm giving this a 3 star for taste. It's a good chocolate cake. However, I attempted to bake it in 2 9-inch rounds. I was trying to make a chocolate layer cake. I buttered and cocoa-ed the p...

Very similar to a recipe my family has made for years. It's the best chocolate cake ever, in my opinion! I use 1 tsp. salt, 2 tsp. vanilla and only 3/4 cup oil; then bake 30 min. It's yummy!

I found the results of this cake to be similiar to a devil's food cake recipe that I often use. This recipe is certainly rich and chocolately, but I didn't find it chewy at all, just wonderfull...

This is great because: it's very easy, very quick, very chocolatey, very moist, very inexpensive, and very easy to clean up after (one bowl- yeah)! I brought this to a meeting and it was very w...

I made this cake for a friend with a dairy allergy. It tasted pretty good - a lot like a boxed cake mix. It would work as a vegan cake as well. I improvised a non-dairy frosting of melted sem...

This is a good basic chocolate cake. It's easy to put together with ingredients usually on hand. I frosted my cake with a jumbo Hershey's bar. I broke it into sections and placed evenly over ...

The cake was very moist and delicious. It was perfect because I needed to make cake but I didn't have any eggs! I think I'll stick to this recipe and save my eggs for something else!