Salon Chocolate Cake with Hidden Jam

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder

  • 2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 teaspoon distilled white vinegar

  • 1 cup of chocolate chips

  • 1/2 jar of your favorite jam

  • 2 cups of water

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease one 9x13 inch pan.

  2. Sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add the oil, vanilla, vinegar and water. Mix together until smooth.

  3. Pour 1/2 the batter into the prepared pan. With a spoon, put dollops of jam all around the batter. Then pour on the other half. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake @ 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Enjoy!



Inspired by the Harlem Renaissance, salons are opportunities to gather together & explore ideas. Served at a recent salon with fresh farmers market cherries, this cake was a hit!

This recipe was adapted from the Vegan Chocolate Cake recipe on the website AllRecipes. 



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