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Amazon Chocolate Cake

This has become my go-to chocolate cake in recent years. It’s simple, chocolatey, and happens to be vegan (although you wouldn’t guess it) if you’re looking for a new treat for the dairy- or egg-free people in your life.

Amazon Chocolate Cake

From Food52.com

1 ½ cup flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup sugar
½ tsp salt
5 tbsp neutral oil (vegetable or canola)
1 cup cold water (you can substitute some or all of this with cold strong coffee)
1 ½ tsp vanilla
1 tbsp cider or white vinegar

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the water, oil, vanilla, and vinegar.

Whisk together the wet and dry mixtures until smooth. Pour into a greased 9 inch round cake pan and tap the edge of the pan on the counter a few times to pop any air bubbles in the batter. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center.

Cool before removing from the pan. Serve with a dusting of powdered sugar, a scoop of ice cream, or frost with your favorite frosting.