Quick and tasty chocolate cake

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Quick and tasty chocolate cake

Production: 8 – Serving
Preparation: 10 Minutes
Cooking: 40 Minutes

You like to end your meal with a sweet chocolate treat but lack the time to cook one of those elaborate recipe. No problem! This cake is done in a snap.

No need to get out the mixer, just put all the ingredients in the pan, stir in and bake. 40 minutes later you have a super delicious cake.

Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a fruit coulis, fresh cream, or even fresh raspberries and you get a dish fit for a king.

Note: The big advantage of this cake is that you can prepare it in the mold with a sinple fork to stir all the ingredients. However you will get a more airy cake if you can spare the time to use an electric mixer.

Quick Chocolate cake

Ingredients:
Canola Oil – [1/3 cup]  (85 ml.)
Unsweetened Chocolate (squares)  – [2]
Water – [3/4 cup]  (190 ml.)
Egg  – [1]
Salt – [1/2 teaspoon]  (3 ml.)
Flour (all purpose) – [1 1/4 cup]  (315 ml.)
Baking soda – [1/2 teaspoon]  (3 ml.)
Vanilla extract – [1 teaspoon]  (5 ml.)
Chocolate chips – [6 oz.s]  (180 g.)
Walnuts (chopped) – [1/3 cup]  (85 ml.)
White Sugar – [1 cup]  (250 ml.)

Steps:
1- Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C).
 The quick and easy method:.
2- In a 8-inch square (2 L) cake pan  the chocolate squares with the oil (in the oven). Approximately 4 minutes.
3- Add the remaining ingredients (water + sugar + egg + flour + salt + baking soda + vanilla).
4- Stir with a fork until the dough is light and smooth (about 2 minutes).
5- Spread evenly in the pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips and nuts.
6- Bake 40 minutes, or until a pin inserted in center comes out clean.
7- Let cool a few minutes before serving.
The longer way (better result).
2- Melt the chocolate and oil in the microwave in a mixing bowl. Approximately 2 minutes.
3- The following steps are essentially the same as the quick and easy method except that we use the electric mixer to stir the dough.
4- In the end, the preparation time will not be much longer but we will have more dishes to wash…. and a better, smoother, cake.