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Microwave Chocolate Cake

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Servings: 8
Categories: Cakes / Chocolate / Desserts / Microwave

1/4  cup  Cocoa
2/3  cup  ;Hot Water, Divided
3/4  cup  Unbleached All Purpose Flour, PLUS
2  tablespoons  Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1  cup  Sugar
1/2  teaspoon  Baking Powder
1/4  teaspoon  Baking Soda
1/4  teaspoon  Salt
1/4  cup  Vegetable Oil, PLUS
2  tablespoons  Vegetable Oil
1  large  Egg
2  teaspoons  Vanilla Extract
3  tablespoons  Butter Or Margarine, Softened
1/4  cup  Cocoa
1 1/3  cups  Confectioners's Sugar
2  tablespoons  Milk, Up To 3 Tb May Be Us
1/2  teaspoon  Vanilla Extract

NOTE: Time used in this recipe are for 600-700 Watt Microwave Ovens. Increase the time for lower wattage ovens. Grease a microwave-safe 7 1/4 X 2 1/4-inch OR a 8 X 1 1/2-inch round baking dish. Line the bottom of the dish with plastic wrap. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the cocoa and 1/3 cup of the hot water. Microwave on HIGH (100%) for 40 to 50 seconds or until very hot and slightly thickened. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add the oil, the remaining 1/3 cup of hot water, egg, vanilla, and the chocolate mixture. Beat, with a wire whisk, for 40 to 50 stroke or until the batter is smooth and well blended. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Microwave on HIGH (100%) for 5 to 6 minutes, without turning, until the cake begins to pul away from the sides (some moist spots may remain but will disappear on standing). Let stand for 5 minutes, then invert onto a serving plate Peel off the plastic wrap and cool completely. Frost with Easy Cocoa Frosting and garnish as desired. EASY COCOA FROSTING: In a small mixer bowl, combine all of the ingredients and beat until the desired spreading consistency is reached.

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