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Chocolate oil cake recipe?

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AuntieMaggie Fri 10-Oct-08 18:14:54

My DP's mum gave me this recipe last year and I have lost it and am gutted cos it was so lovely!

Anyone got a recipe like this?

Overmydeadbody Fri 10-Oct-08 19:37:18

have you tried googling?

Do you mean a cake using oil instead of butter, or is that just the name?

Overmydeadbody Fri 10-Oct-08 19:39:24

400 g white sugar
375 g all-purpose flour
9 g baking soda
3 g salt
45 g unsweetened cocoa powder
475 ml water
235 ml vegetable oil
30 ml distilled white vinegar
5 ml vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a large bowl, mix sugar, flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa.
Add water, vegetable oil, vinegar, and vanilla. Beat by hand until smooth.
Pour into a 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.

I just got that off a google search

lucysmam Fri 10-Oct-08 21:03:27

that seems like a lot of oil to put in a cake! Does it not taste, erm . . . oily?

Overmydeadbody Fri 10-Oct-08 21:37:42

no more than the amount of butter one would use, or the amount of oil that goes into carrot cake grin

lucysmam Fri 10-Oct-08 21:39:27

oh, maybe not then. Didn't think about it replacing the butter when I asked <d'oh> Never made carrott cake, may google for a recipe & make both tomorrow out of curiosity

AuntieMaggie Sat 11-Oct-08 21:49:47

No doesn't taste oily. Very soft and lighter than cake made with butter. And it doesn't tick to the tin!

The recipe I had included treacle but no vinegar or salt.

The first time I made it I struggled with the amount of veg oil going into it but it probably is the same as butter and tastes so good.

lucysmam Sat 11-Oct-08 22:37:26

I didn't get around to making it today as I have no vanilla essence & couldn't make my mind up whether to do it without or not so have put that on my shopping list for Thursday & will make it whilst the lo is at MIL's on Friday I think.

Would be nice to make a cake that doesn't stick to the tin for once hmm

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