Vinegar Cake - Best Chocolate Cake I Have Ever Made
A Delightful Discovery
The recipe for this cake was included in our Sunday paper and intrigued me by the name, of course, but also because my husband loves chocolate cake more than anything (probably even me). Therefore, I just had to clip the recipe and experiment with it. The cake definitely was a wonderful surprise as the ingredients are a little unusual. The addition of vinegar surprised me, but the article said that the vinegar reacts with the soda to make a moist, tender crumb. (It definitely does.) Also the recipe calls for 1 tbsp. of vanilla which seems extreme, but I guess not.
The name of the flyer that came with our paper was "Relish." There is also a website: www.relish.com.
- 1 1/2 cups flour, all-purpose
- 1 cup sugar, white
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 3 tbsp. cocoa
- 1 tbsp. vinegar
- 1 tbsp. vanilla
- 1 cup warm water
- 6 tbsp. vegetable oil, I used canola oil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix dry ingredients together. Make a well in dry ingredients and add wet ingredients. Mix well. If the batter isn't quite thin, add a little more warm water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until it is thin. This makes a very moist cake.
- Pour into an 8 in. or 9 in. square pan, or a 6 in. x 9 in. oblong pan. Bake 25 to 30 min, until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and dust with cocoa, or powdered sugar, if desired.
|Serving size: approx. 1 1/2 in. x 2 in.|
|Calories from Fat||45|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 5 g||8%|
|Carbohydrates 22 g||7%|
|Fiber 1 g||4%|
|Protein 1 g||2%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 152 mg||6%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|