Today would have been my father’s 95th Birthday. He passed away about a year after I was married, so he has been gone almost 28 years ago.
Dad’s favorite cake was a chocolate cake my mom would make called 3 hole chocolate cake. The cake was made in just one pan and was a dark chocolate cake with butter cream frosting. He wasn’t much of a sweet eater, except for this cake.
So today in honor of his birthday I decided to make this cake. It is very easy and even easier cleanup!
- 3 cups flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 2/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 tsp vinegar
- 2 cups cold water
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.Mix dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa baking soda & salt) in rectangular baking pan.
- Make 3 holes in dry ingredients, put oil in one, vanilla in another and vinegar in the 3rd.
- Add 2 cups COLD water & mix. Bang pan on table to get the bubbles out.Bake 30-40 minutes at 350 degrees, until toothpick comes out clean.
Make a basic white butter cream frosting. Frost, cut and serve.