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Easy Cake for Children to Make

March 23, 1989

This easy-to-make cocoa cake is a good recipe to use to introduce children to the fun of baking.


1 1/2 cups flour

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup cocoa

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup water

6 tablespoons oil

1 tablespoon vinegar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, soda and salt. Add water, oil, vinegar and vanilla and stir just until batter is smooth and well blended. Pour into greased and floured 9-inch layer cake pan or 8-inch square pan.

Bake at 350 degrees 35 to 40 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool. Dust with powdered sugar. Makes 9 servings.

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