Chocolate Snack Cake is a simple, dairy-free, cake made from scratch that is perfect for the kids to help with!
I promised myself I wouldn’t neglect Persnickety Plates after Baby #2 arrived, which was silly, because I kinda knew it wasn’t a promise I could keep. Rosie is 7 weeks old already and I’m just now introducing her to you.
CHOCOLATE SNACK CAKE
First, let me tell you about this Chocolate Snack Cake.
Despite being busier than ever, I haven’t lost the urge to bake. I’ll be doing three other things and thinking about whipping something up. That’s how this cake came about.
It’s really simple to make – you just need one bowl and a spoon, which means Julia was able to help and it was done while Rosie was napping.
You can swap out the oil for applesauce, if you want. I tried it both ways. It makes for a denser cake that has really good flavor. I preferred the texture of the vegetable oil version – it’s a bit fluffier. And great topped with vanilla ice cream. Up to you.
Things you may need to make this Chocolate Snack Cake…
My favorite mixing bowls – love the grippy bottoms
8 x 8 baking dish – having the lid is so convenient
Powdered sugar dusting wand – totally useful and totally cute
- 1 2/3 cups flour
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup water
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips
- powdered sugar for topping
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and set out an 8 x 8 baking dish.
- In a large bowl, add the flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt and stir to combine.
- Add in the wet ingredients and again stir to combine.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Pour into the 8 x 8 baking dish and bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Once cooled, sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.
Now, onto my girl.
She has stolen all of our hearts and despite her small start, she’s turning into quite the chunk. The squishier the better in my eyes.
I had so much fun designing our birth announcements with Minted so I thought I’d share them with you!
They have so many pretty options. I opted for one of their new foil pressed announcements and it adds such a nice touch. We’ve gotten tons of compliments on them.
I can’t wait to design our first “family of four” Christmas card =)
Thank you to Minted for providing me a credit to make our announcements!