1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup water
1/3 cup oil
1 teaspoon vinegar
½ teaspoon vanilla
Mix dry ingredients. Stir in liquid ingredients completely. Pour into an ungreased 8-inch square pan. Bake at 350°F for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool. Dust with powdered sugar just before serving.
Applesauce Cake: Omit cocoa and vanilla. Stir 1 ½ teaspoons ground allspice into the flour mixture. Reduce water to ½ cup and stir in ½ cup applesauce.
Chocolate Chip: Omit cocoa and vanilla. Stir in 1/3 cup chopped nuts into flour mixture. Sprinkle 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips over the batter in pan.
Double Chocolate: Sprinkle ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips over the batter in pan.
Maple Nut: Omit cocoa and vanilla. Stir ½ cup chopped pecans into the flour mixture and ½ teaspoon maple extract in with the water.
Recipe submitted by Christine, Lawrence 1st Ward, Topeka, KS Stake.
I have been wanting recipes for small cakes. When I make a regular 9x13 cake much of it goes bad before we can get it eaten.