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One Layer Chocolate Cake

November 22, 2014

Fastest cake ever. Everyone should have the most delectable chocolate cake recipe that you can still make at 10pm for midnight snacks.  And that it is a recipe from Florence Fabricant just makes it soooooo much better.


One Layer Chocolate Cake


  • 1 C. All Purpose Flour
  • 1 C. Sugar
  • 3/4 C. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 t. Baking Powder
  • 1/4 t. Baking soda
  • 1/4 t. Salt
  • 3/4 C. Whole Milk
  • 1/4 C. Solid Shortening
  • 1/2 t. Pure Vanilla
  • 1 Lg. Egg
  • A bit of butter and flour for preparation of pan
  • Confectioners Sugar for sprinkling on the top (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl
  3. Add the milk, shortening and vanilla, beat on low until thoroughly combined; then beat on medium for 2 more minutes
  4. Add the egg and beat 2 minutes
  5. Pour into prepared 9″ pan and bake approx. 25-30 minutes
  6. Cool on rack for 10 minutes
  7. Remove from pan; cool thoroughly; plate and decorate







Serves: 8

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