Lenten Chocolate Cake

Today the Sunday School sponsored Coffee Hour and so I brought my Famous Chocolate Cake. Well, famous here at my address. It’s so easy and moist that you will want to make it every chance you get. It calls for vinegar and baking soda to substitute the egg and believe me, you don’t taste the vinegar. If you are still worried, you could add some Lenten chocolate chips, crumbled Oreos or walnuts. (I just thought of adding crumbled Oreos and will definitely try it the next time I make this cake. I wonder what it will taste like.)

To start, you need to preheat your oven to 350 and grease and flour a 9 x 13 baking pan.

In a large bowl, combine 3 c flour, 2 t baking soda, 6 T cocoa, 1 t salt, 2 c sugar. I stirred it with a whisk to evenly balance the dry ingredients.

Then add 3 T vinegar, 2 t vanilla, 3/4 vegetable oil, and 2 c cold water and beat well till blended. I was just fine mixing it with the whisk. No need to get another thing dirty.


Pour it into the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes, until you can insert a toothpick in the center and it comes out clean.

I let it cool on the stove top, sifted powdered sugar on top and served it from the pan.

It is so moist and yummy! It doesn’t need icing.



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Vassi M Haros is a designer, photographer, blogger, wife and mom. She enjoys Southern living and thinks everyone should experience the South's hospitality. Called to serve Christ and the Orthodox Church, Vassi enjoys being able to offer note cards with an Orthodox Voice. She hopes you enjoy her photos and cards.

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