Use coffee instead of the water to give this cake a different flavor. Serve it warm for dessert with vanilla ice cream and drizzle with chocolate sauce.

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
bake:
30 mins to 40 mins at 350°
Servings:
12
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Chocolate Picnic Cake

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  • Grease and flour a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside. In a large mixing bowl stir together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in water, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Beat mixture with a fork until smooth. Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle with Picnic Topping.

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  • Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool cake slightly in pan on a wire rack. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle with Grandma Betty's Chocolate Sauce. Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Chocolate Picnic Cake)

722 calories; total fat 32g; saturated fat 11g; polyunsaturated fat 8g; monounsaturated fat 11g; cholesterol 46mg; sodium 334mg; potassium 336mg; carbohydrates 107g; fiber 4g; sugar 83g; protein 8g; vitamin a 437IU; vitamin c 1mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 2mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 60mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 131mg; iron 2mg.

Grandma Bettys Chocolate Sauce

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  • In heavy small saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa powder and salt. Stir in cream and milk. Bring to a gentle boil, stirring constantly, then reduce heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Transfer to bowl; cover surface with plastic wrap. Cool to room temperature before using.

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Picnic Topping

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  • In a bowl, combine walnuts, chocolate pieces and sugar. Sprinkle topping to cover cake batter.

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