My husband is also not a big cake eater and I don't want to make a big cake just for the kids and I, I definitely don't need to be eating all that cake.
But this recipe makes a smaller batch which is perfect for when the sweet tooth does strike, and we don't have to worry about having too much leftover.
It's a very easy recipe to throw together, perfect for when company shows up and you want something to serve in a pinch, with a cup of coffee.
Mix in a Pan Chocolate Cake
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
4 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons oil
1/2 to 1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 cup cold water
In an 8 inch square baking pan, mix together with a fork the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
In a separate bowl, mix together oil, vanilla, vinegar, and cold water. Pour all at once into the baking pan with the flour mixture and blend with the fork until thoroughly blended together.
Bake at 350°F for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
From: The Homestyle Amish Kitchen Cookbook