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The Lazy-Ass Cake

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  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. cocoa
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
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    Calories180Calories from Fat50
    Total Fat6g9%
    Saturated Fat0.5g3%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat50
    Total Carbohydrate29g10%
    Dietary Fiber<1g4%
    Vitamin A
    Vitamin C

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    Barbara Tigrett a year ago
    This cake is so amazing. It is a family favorite. I top it with cream cheese frosting which is crazy easy to make we all LOVE this so much it is moist flavorful and has an incredible chocolate taste the last chocolate cake recipe you will ever need
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    Jason 2 years ago
    Pretty good, add some extra flavors for a great cake
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    Brisejda Smeli 2 years ago
    oooh my God so easy and so goood
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    Foti 2 years ago
    it is Very tasty. i will do it again.
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    Şirin Bozüyük 2 years ago
    I put a little bit too much vinegar by mistake but for such an easy cake very tasty.
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    Ashleigh Hill 2 years ago
    Super easy and delicious
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    Nithya G. 2 years ago
    This turned out yumm! I’m a beginner and it was super easy and super successful!
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    Fresh Baker 2 years ago
    Surprised since most reviews are so enthusiastic, but for me this was just...acceptable. Rubbery texture, ratio of sweet to bitter was off and it left an unpleasant aftertaste. Followed the directions and didn’t spray the (non-stick) pan, but the cake stuck and broke in pieces when I tried to remove it.
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    Ashley Moss 2 years ago
    I was shocked at how delicious this cake was! It’s so simple! You don’t even need to get the mixer out!
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    Paulette B. 2 years ago
    SO good... and there was no thought put into this amazing cake. It was just EASY
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    Levac 2 years ago
    It was just so so. Moist but the flavour was lacking. I didn’t have any instant coffee so that might have made the difference. Also took about 45 to 50 min. to bake
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    Hazel Bierzynski 2 years ago
    Easy to make! Used whole wheat flour and just half cup brown sugar. Came out just great!
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    Mariane B. 3 years ago
    loved it! i used milk instead of water and brown cristalized sugar. it turned out great! I will do it again!
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    SoupsUp 3 years ago
    I make this cake all the time - incredibly simple and so much fun. I do double the recipe though.
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    Teri Young 3 years ago
    It's I need the oven now for Father's Day with the littles! I'll let you know how it turns out. 😘
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    Irina A. 3 years ago
    great, changed oil to butter though
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    Amber W. 3 years ago
    Great! My son and I made cupcakes and they were moist and sweet. I made buttercream frosting which made them really sweet Just what we were looking for!
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    Sheri M. 3 years ago
    I used half cup of brown sugar instead, but it came out great. love it.
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    Narayanan N. 3 years ago
    It was very good. I used whole wheat flour and butter.
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    Macky O 4 years ago
    Way too easy for how good it tastes! ❤️
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    Tammy Viviano 4 years ago
    oh my gosh! delicious! i doubled the recipe to make a 9x13 cake. i mixed mine in a mixing bowl as opposed to right in the pan like they suggested. i also greased my pan before baking. instead of using 10 tablespoons of oil for the double batch i did half oil and half vegetable oil shortening. the cake baked up beautifully! i sprinkled mine with powdered sugar and served it slighty warm.. its addicting!
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    Sarah Ottati 4 years ago
    Came out very sour for some reason.
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    Maria Zorpidou 4 years ago
    Delicious and easy !
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    Mayra U. 4 years ago
    great, very moist, I would definitely make again
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    Michelle F. 4 years ago
    Moist and so easy! A great Sunday afternoon football dessert. I doubled the recipe and baked in a 9x12 pan.
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    Shannon Withey 4 years ago
    Perfectly easy recipe
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    Joanne Rosario 4 years ago
    Turned out great!! A new favorite!!!
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    Erica Haymaker 4 years ago
    its amazing.. i make at least once a month!!
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    Garrison 4 years ago
    This is a super simple recipe with great flavor and is suprisingly moist.
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    Linda I. 4 years ago
    Good cake easy to make just the right size for just the two of us