Chocolate in Wacky or Depression Cake

Okay, so everyone is fairly familiar with Wacky cake, it's an eggless, dairy free cake leavened with baking soda and vinegar. My question is that I have no cocoa, but do have baking chocolate. I think it should work to sub in melted unsweetened chocolate for the cocoa and some of the oil, but I thought I'd bounce the idea off here.

About This Recipe

Active time:15 minutes
Total time:30 minutes
Special equipment:9" cake pan


1 1/2 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tbs vinegar
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup water (i usually use coffee)


Preheat oven to 350
Grease cake pan.
Mix dry ingredients in bowl, mix wet ingredients in separate bowl. Pour wet into dry, make sure mixture is fully combined but do not overmix. Pour into greased pan and bake for 30-35 minutes.

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