A Chocolate Cake For All Occasions

A Chocolate Cake For All Occasions

There are few things in life as comforting as a piece of chocolate cake. And there are fewer pleasures than to bake a heavenly cake with creamy delicious frosting from scratch .... but life is getting increasingly hectic and I find myself turning to readymade cakes, frostings and boxed cake mixes often. And while I am doing this, I just tell myself .... don't worry ..... things will get easier ....  you'll join the Daring Bakers again and you'll cook from scratch every single time ..... very soon ..... just not this time ....


  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease, flour and line two 8 inch round baking pans.
  2. In a large bowl, mix sugar, flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa.
  3. Add water, vegetable oil, vinegar, and vanilla. Beat by hand until smooth.
  4. Pour into the prepared pans. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20-25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.
  5. Let the cakes cool on a wire rack. Frost with readymade icing of your choice. Enjoy!

PS: If you want to make this cake healthier, decorate with Marzipan instead of the creamy frosting.

A Chocolate Cake For All Occasions

I made these two cakes for Diwali last year. They were made from scratch but the frosting is readymade. The simple touches in decorating these (with storebought sugar flowers ;-)) make it with the while. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am an ardent follower of Allrecipes. The forum where all people who love to cook share their passion .... I can find the good, the bad and the ugly version of every recipe here ..... and I thank everyone who reviews them and makes it easier for me to choose which version to make.

This is a recipe for Chocolate Oil Cake. Thanks Kristi for this brilliant recipe - no eggs and great for those who prefer oil to butter. And most importantly - it takes a just few minutes to put it together!! I have taken the liberty to reduce the 1 cup oil in the original recipe to 1/2 cup :)  Its become a favorite with my family and with the folks who have eaten it. It's my pleasure to share it here with you ... hope you enjoy it as well.

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A Chocolate Cake For All Occasions A Chocolate Cake For All Occasions Reviewed by Wanni Arachchige Udara Madusanka Perera on December 11, 2021 Rating: 5


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