Yield: 8 servings
|1 cup||Granulated sugar|
|3 tablespoons||Unsweetened cocoa powder|
|1 teaspoon||Baking soda|
|⅓ cup||Vegetable oil|
|2 teaspoons||Cider vinegar|
|2½ teaspoon||Vanilla extract|
|½ cup||Semisweet chocolate chips|
|1 tablespoon||Light corn syrup|
|2 tablespoons||Powdered sugar|
Recipe by: 365 Great Chocolate Desserts - ISBN 0-06-016537-5 Preparation Time: 0:28 1. In an ungreased 6 x 10-inch microwave-safe glass baking dish, mix together flour, granulated sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Make 3 holes (1 large, 1 medium, 1 small) in mixture. Add oil to large hole, vinegar to medium hole, and 2 tsp vanilla to small hole. Pour 1 cup cold water over all. Stir well with fork or whisk to blend. Scrape down sides of dish with a rubber spatula.
2. Cook in microwave on Medium 4 mins, turning dish twice during cooking time. Then cook on High 2 to 2½ mins, or until done. Do not overcook. Let cool.
3. In a small glass bowl, combine chocolate chips, butter, and corn syrup. Heat in microwave on High 45 to 60 secs, or until melted and smooth when stirred. Add 1 Tbs hot water, powdered sugar, and remaining ½ tsp vanilla; mix until smooth. Spread frosting over cooled cake and let srand till set.
NOTE: To bake in a conventional oven, preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare cake as directed above. Bake 25 to 30 mins, or until a cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Prepare frosting in a small saucepan over low heat and spread on cooled cake.
NOTES: Tested in 600-700 watt micro.