This Best Ever Chocolate Cake recipe will have you kissing store bought cake mixes goodbye forever! It mixes up in just a matter of minutes and makes a perfectly delicious, moist cake.
You all, I never thought I’d say this, but I’m grateful for the Avian Bird Flu epidemic. Remember back about a year ago when egg prices were sky high because of the egg shortage that the Avian Bird Flu caused? Well, it was thanks to it that I discovered this Best Ever Chocolate Cake recipe.
Over that time I was trying to avoid using eggs more than absolutely necessary in an attempt to help out our grocery bill. I mean, when eggs cost $2 or more a dozen you start thinking twice before you use them! At least you do if you are like me and are used to paying less than $1 a dozen for your eggs.
Anyway, one day I was in the mood for a baked dessert. But of course baked desserts typically take eggs. And as silly as it might sound, I was kind of agonizing over the thought of using 3 to 4 of my precious eggs to make a simple dessert for us. So, I started flipping through my cookbooks looking for inspiration and perusing all the baked dessert recipes to see if I could find one that sounded good but that also didn’t take more than an egg or two.
I was looking through a small family cookbook that I have when I happened across this amazing chocolate cake recipe. I couldn’t believe it- it took absolutely no eggs! And it claimed to be the best chocolate cake ever too? I was intrigued. And of course I had to give it a try!
And you all, I was totally sold on the first bite! It was absolutely perfect. Deliciously moist, nice and chocolaty, not too dense. Just everything that a chocolate cake should be. And it’s been the only chocolate cake recipe that I’ve used ever since!
I also love how super easy this Best Ever Chocolate Cake is to make. It’s seriously pretty much as easy as a boxed cake mix…you just dump everything in one bowl, mix it up by hand or with your mixer and bam, you are done! But unlike a boxed cake mix, it’s made with real ingredients that you can pronounce and know what they truly are.
- 3 c. flour
- 1½ c. sugar
- 6 Tbsp. cocoa powder
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 c. water
- ⅔ c. canola or vegetable oil
- 2 tsp. white vinegar
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- Mix all ingredients and pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 min.
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