Chocolate Snack Cake

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I first tried this chocolate cake recipe in my eighth-grade home ec class. When I took the cake home to my family, it was an instant hit. This cake is moist and dense, with a rich chocolate flavor. As an added bonus, it is very quick and simple to stir up–no mixer required!

Chocolate Snack Cake


  • 1 2/3 c. flour
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. cocoa
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. water
  • 1/3 c. oil
  • 1 tsp. vinegar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Chocolate chips (optional)


  • Stir together dry ingredients. Add water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla; stir until combined.
  • Pour into ungreased 8x8-in. pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips, if desired.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 min.

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  1. This looks so dellicious. I cannot wait to make it. Come over and visit us. We have pumpkin fried rice on the menu. And we are having a fantastic giveaway on Friday from the Shabby Apple. Be sure to pop over and register.

  2. Thanks for linking up your chocolate cake recipe. There is absolutely no reason to use a box cake mix with a recipe as easy and good as this!

  3. I think I need to try this recipe. I would probably double it to make one big enough for our family. How easy is this idea

  4. I’ve been hungry for a piece of this all day. I DO remember what a hit it was when you shared with us!!! I believe we made it quite often after that!!

    • I still love the old-fashioned homemade texture–better than the boxed mixes, and still so quick and easy to stir up! Thanks for taking time to comment!

  5. AND BTW, I copied the recipe tonight so I can have it handy……..AND I’m making it as soon as I close this!!!!

  6. Thanks so much for linking up! This looks absolutely delicious! I know my children will love helping me bake this one. :-) Many blessings, Lisa

  7. Just made this about 3 weeks ago! Janet enjoyed! Brought back memories of those quick night snacks making ‘Chocolate Snack Cake’.

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