In this mix-in-the-pan Crazy Chocolate Cake, cocoa powder provides a rich, chocolate flavor with hardly any fat.
1/2 ounce unsweetened chocolate
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup cold water
Tube icing and fresh cherries for decorating
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a small saucepan, melt the chocolate and butter over low heat. Set aside to cool slightly.
Sift the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt into a 9-inch springform or round cake pan. Stir in sugar. With your finger, make 2 small holes and 1 large hole in the flour mixture. Pour vinegar and vanilla into the small holes. Pour melted chocolate and oil into the large hole. Drizzle the water on top; stir with a rubber spatula to blend.
Bake for about 40 minutes, until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Transfer the cake to a rack and let cool. Cut into wedges and decorate with tube icing and fresh cherries.
Recipe makes 12 servings.
Serving size: 1 serving
Calories: 172; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 2mg; Sodium: 198mg; Carbohydrates: 30g; Protein: 2g
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