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Small Chocolate Cake

Small Chocolate Cake

This is a delicious small 9 inch chocolate cake. The cake is very moist and can be served with or without frosting!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword #chocolate cake, chocolate snack cake, nine inch chocolate snack cake, nine inch snack cake,
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 9


Cake Batter:

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt

Chocolate Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract


  • For The Cake:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Place the water and butter in a medium bowl. Beat the ingredients together with an electric mixer until the butter is melted.
    Add the egg and vanilla to the bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the egg and vanilla into the ingredients in the bowl until well incorporated. Place the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in another medium bowl, stir the ingredients to combine them. Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and beat for 2 minutes.
    Pour the batter into a greased 9 inch baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25 - 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.
  • For The Frosting
  • Melt the butter in a medium size saucepan. Stir in the cocoa. Alternately add the powdered sugar and milk to the bowl, beating to a spreading consistency. Add a small amount of milk if necessary to achieve the spreading consistency you want. Stir in the vanilla.