National Chocolate Cake Day

Did you know that January 27th is National Chocolate Cake Day?  I don't know who came up with a day to celebrate chocolate cake, but I would imagine it was a fellow chocoholic!

If you're in the mood to celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day, try this recipe for moist, Easy Chocolate Snack Cake; it's quick to mix and the ingredients are usually on hand.

Easy Chocolate Snack Cake

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/2 cup melted margarine
1 cup water

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease and flour a 8x8x2 pan.

In a mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Stir it around to make sure it's blended.

Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the vinegar, vanilla, and melted margarine. Gradually add the water, and stir until the batter is well blended.

Pour into the pan and bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Allow to cool before serving.

You can serve this cake plain, or you can sift a little confectioner's sugar on the top.

note - if you don't have an 8x8 pan, you can use a different sized small square pan or even a round cake pan - just adjust the baking time.

Enjoy! And Happy National Chocolate Cake Day!


  1. Hi Kathy, I just made this recipe yesterday and instead of using a 8X8 pan I just made cupcakes. This recipes make exactly One Dozen. I also made a chocolate cream cheese frosting to put on top. Really yummy. Thanks