Fudge Cake

September 17, 2007

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Another easy, stir together oil cake—and this one’s chocolate! SAM

1/3 cup salad oil
2 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
Whipped cream

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9-inch square baking pan and set aside. In the top of a double boiler over simmering water, melt the chocolate. Remove from the heat and add the egg, flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, vanilla, and water. Beat with a fork until smooth and well blended. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan. Sprinkle a layer of chocolate over the top, then a layer of walnuts. Bake for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into 3-inch squares. Garnish with whipped cream or whipped topping.
Makes 9 servings.

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