Chocolate Snacking Cake

Ken, one of the seniors in the South Arm Cooking Club for seniors, shared this recipe in the kitchen.


According to Ken, this Chocolate Snacking Cake is like brownie except that this has leavening and it’s eggless.


  • 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Source: adapted from Ken

Prep time: 20 minutes;  Bake time: 35 minutes;  Serves 8 to 10


Chocolate-Snacking-Cake-2-300x200Preheat the oven to 350F.

Grease an 8-inch baking pan.

Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt into a large bowl.

Chocolate-Snacking-Cake-3-300x200Add brown sugar and mix well.
Chocolate-Snacking-Cake-4-300x200Combine buttermilk, water, vegetable oil and vanilla in a medium bowl. Stir to combine.
Chocolate-Snacking-Cake-5-300x200Add the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and beat with a spoon until smooth and shiny, about 50 strokes.
Chocolate-Snacking-Cake-6-300x200Pour into a prepared pan and bake in a 350F preheated oven for 35 to 45 minutes or when a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out dry.

Let cool before serving.Ken, thank you for sharing this recipe.

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  1. twistedsunshine

    hello =) i want to try this recipe… if i don’t have buttermilk, what can i use as a substitute? =)

    1. Suanne

      Hi twistedsunshine, you may substitute 1 cup of buttermilk with 1 tablespoon of vinegar plus enough milk to make up 1 cup.

  2. Nancy L

    Wonderful! Another recipe to use up my buttermilk and cocoa. I have just enough energy to make this right now.

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