By Lucy McCullough
I was a bit skeptical when I heard about a cake recipe you can make in one bowl that does not include eggs. You just mix the dry ingredients, make three holes and add the vinegar, oil and vanilla. Pour water over, stir and bake. That’s it!
I was pleasantly surprised at how delicious this dark chocolate cake is. It has now become the chocolate cake I bake most often.
1-1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt (or less)
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 heaping tablespoons cocoa powder
Make 3 holes in the flour mixture.
In one hole, place 1 tablespoon vinegar
In one hole, place 1/3 cup oil
In one hole, place 1 teaspoon vanilla
Pour 1 cup of water over and mix.
Pour into ungreased 8-inch cake pan and bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Frost and serve in pan.
Chocolate Butter Frosting
Cream together: 3 tablespoons butter with 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
Add: 1-1/3 cups confectioners sugar, slowing stirring in a total of one tablespoon of milk, working it until it’s at the right consistency. Blend in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
Note: For a chocolate-coffee frosting use coffee in place of the milk and vanilla.
Lucy McCullough and her husband, Jim, started Catamount Family Center on the family farm in 1978 and have been operating Catamount Bed and Breakfast since 1996.”