Chocolate dump cake

By Meg Whitlock
Published January 5, 2011 2:01AM (UTC)
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(Vikram Raghuvanshi)


For cake

  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup water or brewed coffee
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar (any kind that's light)

For glaze

  • ¾ cup confectioner's sugar
  • ¼ cup water, coffee or possibly cream sherry
  • vanilla or flavoring of choice, to taste


For cake

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Into 8-inch pan mix together: flour, cocoa, sugar, salt and baking soda.
  3. Make a puddle in the dry mixture and add: oil, vanilla and water or coffee. Stir until smooth.
  4. Add vinegar and stir until you see even swirls in the batter. The vinegar starts the reaction that helps the cake rise.
  5. Bake for 24-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

For glaze

  1. Mix together ingredients.
  2. When cake is ready, invert onto cooling rack. When slightly cooled, place on serving plate, poke holes in the cake with a toothpick and then brush on glaze.

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