Lenten Chocolate Cake

Lenten Chocolate Cake

A rich and moist chocolate cake recipe that tastes indulgent but still complies with the dietary restrictions of the Lenten season.
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  • Serves: 24 persons



  1. Step 1

    Sift the flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt into a mixing bowl and mix using a whisk.
  2. Step 2

    In a separate bowl, combine the sugar, vinegar, vanilla extract, vegetable oil, and water. Whisk together until the sugar is dissolved and the wet ingredients are combined.
  3. Step 3

    Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until incorporated and a smooth batter forms. Mix in the chopped nuts if using.
  4. Step 4

    Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  5. Step 5

    Lightly oil a 9 x 13 baking pan or spray with cooking spray to prevent sticking. Pour the batter and smooth the top with a spatula.
  6. Step 6

    Bake in a preheated 350 F oven for approximately 45 minutes or until a tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  7. Step 7

    When the cake has cooled, serve with a dusting of confectioners' sugar and enjoy.