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Two Bowl Cake Recipe

Two Bowl Cake

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"I don't remember when I got this recipe, but it has been a favorite for years. It's quick, easy and makes a moist cake that keeps well."

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Original recipe makes 1 -9x13 inch cake Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, soda, and salt--stir to mix well.
  3. In a large bowl combine water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla. Dump the dry ingredients into the water mixture and stir with a fork until smooth. DO NOT BEAT. Pour batter into an UNGREASED 9x13 inch pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 40 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 07, 2006

this is a geat birthday cake I also vary it by substituting the cocoa with corn starch and adding a different flavouring like strawberry or orange yummy evry time:)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 05, 2009

The chocolate cake was fine, but it was IMPOSSIBLE to remove from the ungreased pan. I made it into a trifle.

Jan 07, 2008

This is a great recipe for me, since it is vegan as well as soy-free (we know some highly allergic kids). I found it very moist and mild in flavour. I substituted a cup of white sugar with brown sugar(that's what I had) and to avoid cocoa, used zest and juice of half a lemon. Delicious!

Jul 22, 2008

I made this cake following one reviewer's suggestion of omitting cocoa, using white and brown sugar and adding lemon. It was DELICIOUS! Here's a hint for feeding it to your family: don't tell them what's NOT in it! When mine heard 'no eggs, no butter, no milk' their faces looked like I had said it had liver in it. Thanks for a great recipe.

Feb 12, 2004

Holy Smokes! I wanted to bake a simple, yet delicious cake and this is the recipe to do it with! Not only do you not need eggs or milk but it comes together nicely and it tastes good. I will add more cocoa to the recipe next time, however, because I like it to taste very chocolatey. I'm pleasantly surprised with this recipe and I'm definitely going to use it over and over again.

Aug 10, 2009

This was a great cake. I followed the recipe exactly. I'm really not a chocolate cake person, but this was excellent! My husband loved it too! I made some frosting for it, but it was so moist that I really didn't need it. I will definately make this again.

Jun 06, 2007

thank you for a great recipe.i have kids with allergies to eggs and nuts and i finally found an egg-free recipe that works. i definitely will use this again.

Sep 12, 2003

I found this receipe when I started to learn how to bake. It is so easy, you don't need butter, you only need cooking oil. The cake is ready after you dump the dry ingredients to the wet one and mix them well. It is one of the best cake to make when you are in a hurry. I baked it so often especially when I want to bake something to kill time but don't want a complicated recipe. Try it, it is really moist.


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  • Calories
  • 180 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.3 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 6.4 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 202 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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