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Chocolate Syrup Cake

What you need: 

1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
1/2 to 1 cup chocolate syrup
1 teaspoon baking soda
a dash of sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 tablespoon oil (any kind will do)
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup cold water
1 tablespoon maple syrup

What you do: 

Grandmothers recipe.
Pre-heat oven to 350.
Mix flour, baking soda, sugar and salt. Mix well in a medium mixing bowl.
Make four deep holes in the dry mixture.
Pour oil in the 1st hole, vinegar in the 2nd, vanilla in the 3rd and maple syrup in the 4th one.
Add water and mix.
Add the chocolate and mix well removing the lumps.
Pour batter in a non-stick 9x9 pan and bake for 30min.
Let sit for 10 minutes or until cool, and top with chocolate syrup.

Preparation Time: 
45 min
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
8
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

I made this recipe twice. The first time I made it, it was ok because the texture was fine. The second time turned out really chewy and unusual. I don't know what I did wrong. It was fun to make but not the kind of cake I stay up all night thinking about.

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this recipe is ok, not fabulous.  decent texture, not a dense, fudgy, chocolate cake or anything, and makes a good bundt style cake.  i used 1/2 cup of syrup, the recipe didn't seem to be very clear on exactly how much to use.  a little bit of a vinegar taste, but that could be because i used apple cider, not white.  i think that by nature, chocolate syrup isn't the highest quality chocolate, so perhaps one that uses cocoa powder or baking chocolate would be a little bit tastier.

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