Chocolate cake was easy to find when we lived in Switzerland. The problem was that most European cakes tend to be a bit drier than American cakes (like this rich and moinst Chocolate Candy Bar Cake recipe) – this held true for chocolate cake too!
Enter the Lazy Woman’s Chocolate Cake recipe. I received not just any chocolate cake recipe but the Lazy Woman’s Chocolate Cake recipe from a good friend who was also an American living in Switzerland. And, as you have probably already guessed, the Lazy Woman’s Chocolate Cake recipe minimizes the mess made when mixing by using only one bowl! It is definitely for those of us who are not necessarily lazy (at least I will not admit publicly to it!) but who are efficient!
One day during our 4 year stay in Switzerland, I was complaining to my friend, Sue, that I could not find a cake mix for birthdays that was not dry. She gave me this easy peasy recipe. Thanks again, Sue, I still enjoy using it!
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Lazy Woman’s Chocolate Cake
- 3 c flour (where to buy sprouted flour)
- 2 c raw sugar (where to buy)
- 5 Tbsp cocoa (1/3 c)
- 1 tsp salt (where to buy REAL salt)
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 Tbsp vanilla – make your own
- 2 Tbsp vinegar, raw apple cider – I use Bragg’s brand
- 2/3 c olive oil
- 2 c water
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease pans (2- 8″ round or 1- 13″ x 9″)
Measure dry ingredients into bowl. Pour vanilla, vinegar, oil and water into dry mix. Mix until smooth batter forms. I use a whisk.
Bake at 350F for 34 – 40 min. until fork inserted comes out clean. Cool completely. Remove from pans.
Frost as desired and Enjoy!