Easy Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Glaze

This tasty chocolate cake has a delicious chocolate glaze and is quick to put together!

For the Cake:

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp distilled white or apple cider vinegar

For the Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 tbsp margarine
  • 2 tbsp soy milk
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease an 8in x 8in square pan. In a bowl, mix together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt with a fork, until well mixed. Add the water, vanilla, oil, and vinegar, and again, mixing so that all the dry ingredients are incorporated into the wet, scraping down sides as necessary. Pour the batter into the prepared dish, place on center rack and bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until a knife comes out clean when inserted. Cool completely before icing.

Once the cake is cool, you can make the optional glaze. (You will not want to make it before the cake is ready to ice since this glaze hardens quickly.) In a small saucepan, bring sugar, margarine, milk, and cocoa to a boil. Stir frequently; then reduce heat to a simmer for two minutes, stirring constantly. The resulting mixture will be bubbly. Remove from heat and stir for another five minutes.

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