Here's the solution. Emergency Chocolate Cake is simple, quick and ridiculously inexpensive. With only two steps, even children can tackle this with success.
1 1/2 cups flour 3 tablespoons cocoa 1 teaspoon bicarb soda 1 cup sugar 6 1/2 tablespoons oil 1 tablespoon vinegar
1 cup cold water
Sift flour, cocoa and bicarb then add sugar. Mix well.
Add everything else and beat with a whisk to remove lumps.
Bake in greased, 20 cm square or round tin at 180 degrees for 35 minutes.
Cool for 10 minutes then turn onto cake rack.
Chocolate icing drizzled over
All of the above, plus chocolate sprinkles
Where was this cake recipe when I urgently needed a child's birthday cake , and ended up spending $40 for a chocolate mud cake from Cafe Brunelli/Glynde? Well, the test will be in the tasting today! But seriously, will have to try this cake, love the idea of the addition of oil, this always makes for a lovely, moist cake. Love it in a carrot cake, for instance. There is a chocolate and beetroot cake and a chocolate and tomato soup cake I've been wanting to try making for ages. Think this one will finally inspire me, Debbie. I also have an eggless fruit cake I might share!