Saturday, February 4, 2012

Cowboy Cake

Geeez...  those cookbooks got dusty!  I have spent so much time online looking at the great recipes, that my cookbooks got quite the layer of dust on them!  I didn't realize this until I started digging through some of my mom's cookbooks last weekend,  just looking for something different. Once home, I realized how long it had been since I had looked at my own cookbooks! 
I did find a dessert recipe for the weekend, and was ready to make it today.  When I was prepping earlier, my Truckin' Man got a little worried when he found me making a second pot of coffee ( I get a little bit jittery if I drink to much!).  But, when I told him it was for his cake today, he was relieved and happy to know there would be cake waiting for him when he gets home today :)

This is a one pan cake recipe.  I love that there is virtually no clean up! It turned out so good.  I was a little worried about adding cider vinegar to a cake, but there was no need to worry.  It is super chocolately goodness! Very moist.  Perfect!  I didn't even miss having frosting on it.  

Cowboy Cake

2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. cocoa
2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
2/3 c. vegetable oil
2 T. cider vinegar
1 T. vanilla
2 c. cold coffee
1/3 c. sugar
1/2 t. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In an ungreased 9x13 baking pan, sift together flour, 1 1/2 c. sugar, cocoa, soda and salt.  

Make 3 wells in the  mixture; pour oil in one, vinegar in one, and vanilla in one.  Pour in coffee and stir all with a fork until well mixed.  Spread into an even layer.  

Combine 1/3 c. sugar and cinnamon.  Sprinkle half of this mixture of the batter.  

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.  Sprinkle remaining cinnamon sugar over hot cake.  Cool 30 minutes before cutting.


  1. This sounds wonderful! I love chocolate cake recipes with coffee in them. Adding it to my must try list! Pinned.

  2. Oh wow, I need to make this. I don't like frosting (unless it's whipped cream) so this looks amazing!

  3. I have this recipe at home and use it alot. It is also delicious without the coffee and just a sprinkle of icing sugar is good. Very moist and so easy to make......Mary

  4. Been making this cake for years. Great chocolate taste and yes . . . there are no eggs!
    I always called it "Crazy Cake"