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Lisa’s Chocolate Mud Cake

Lisa's Chocolate Mud Cake

Last week, my foodie friend Lisa from Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish found this recipe for “Mud Cake” in her recipe box, so she made it and blogged about it.  It looked so good and moist and chocolatey … and easy. I needed a little chocolate in my life yesterday, so I decided to make Lisa’s cake. I mentioned “chocolate cake” to my friend as we were talking, and a short while later, there he was, pulling into my driveway … LOL. I didn’t have time to frost it because I had to run off to yoga, but both of the guys who tasted it agreed it was delicious without frosting. My son was a little angry with me for making it on the day he was leaving to stay with his dad … sorry buddy! I’m saving the recipe for you, though. We’ll make it again.

Lisa’s Chocolate Mud Cake

Recipe from Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, mix all of the ingredients till smooth. Pour into a 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan and bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Head on over to Lisa’s to get the recipe for the frosting! It looks super yummy …

Lisa's Chocolate Mud Cake

This recipe was shared at Thursday’s Treasures.

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9 responses

  1. Ann, you are such a sweetheart!! I’m glad you liked this cake so much! Isn’t it the strangest recipe, though? I’ve never made a cake that didn’t have eggs in it. But it works, my family loves it!

    May 7, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    • Ann

      I know! I was surprised too … I had put it in the oven and then I thought “wait, was that right? no eggs?” but it worked! I was also surprised that the cake came out so dark because the batter was kind of light brown. I made my daughter taste the batter to make sure it was chocolatey enough and she said it was fine. She was right! It was definitely fine :)

      May 7, 2012 at 12:24 pm

  2. Wow! Chocolatey to the max! Thanks Ann! :)

    May 7, 2012 at 4:30 pm

  3. I think you need to slather this with some of your chocolate ganache!

    May 9, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    • Ann

      Good idea Brianne!

      May 9, 2012 at 4:30 pm

  4. I saw this when Lisa made it, now I know I’ll have to make it! A truly good chocolate cake doesn’t need icing!

    May 10, 2012 at 10:25 am

    • Ann

      It’s a great recipe … my boys really loved it :)

      May 10, 2012 at 11:07 am

  5. Okay…yours and Lisa’s cakes have made me want to make it REALLY bad! It looks soooooo good!~ Thank you for sharing on Thursday’s Treasures Week 33 sweetie pie! <3 and hugs! http://www.recipesformyboys.com/2012/05/thursdays-treasures-1st-co-host-is-joan.html

    May 11, 2012 at 9:02 am

    • Ann

      It is really good cake … I mean, it’s gotta be good if my picky son will eat it ;)

      May 11, 2012 at 9:42 am

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