- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon table salt
- 2 cups hot water
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 1 1/4 hr
1 Preheat oven to 350 with rack in the center.
2 Spray two 8″ round cake pans with nonstick spray.
3 Whisk dry cake ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
4 Combine water, oil, vinegar, instant coffee granules, and vanilla in a large measuring cup.
5 Add to the dry ingredients and whisk until combined- a few lumps are ok.
6 Divide batter between the two pans (about 3 cups each), then bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (35- 40 min).
I did a variation using fresh apple juice instead of water, and adding ½ cup of sugar instead of 2 cups. A few handfuls of chocolate chips also does well.