When my mom was little she was allergic to eggs, so my grandma found this recipe for chocolate cake that doesn't require eggs. Wacky, right? : ) It's a very easy cake to make, and bakes up almost the same as the Pumpkin Bread a few recipes down, so, as noted in that recipe, it is great to use for a checkerboard cake, or just baking at the same time.
They make pretty tasty cupcakes.
In honor of National Cupcake Day:
3 c. All-Purpose Flour
2 c. Sugar
6 rounded T. Cocoa Powder
2 t. Baking Soda
1 t. Salt
4 T. Butter
2 c. warm Water
2 t. Apple Cider Vinegar (or regular vinegar)
2 t. Vanilla
Combine all dry ingredients in large bowl.
Melt butter and pour into warm water with vinegar and vanilla. Pour into dry ingredients and stir until smooth.
Pour into 9x13 or two 9" round greased pans and bake at 350 for 35 minutes. Cupcakes and Mini-Bundt cakes take 22-24 minutes.
Frost, ice, or dust with powdered sugar and serve.
This cake is so easy to throw together, and it tastes so good and is nice and moist.