Chubby Checker’s Cheery Chocolate Cake

A typical day on an Amish farm includes waking up before the break of dawn, tending to the animals, making breakfast, and looking after little ones.

A woman’s role in an Amish family is usually taking care of meal prep and household duties. A lot of Amish ladies will make cakes, cookies, and pies to sell in their family store. This Lazy Woman cake is a staple on many Amish farms because it is super easy to make and requires minimal ingredients.




2 cups Domino sugar

3 cups Gold Medal all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon Morton salt

5 Tbsp Toll House cocoa

2 heaping teaspoons baking soda

1 scant cup cooking oil

1 Tbsp McCormick vanilla

2 Tbsp Heinz vinegar

2 cups cold water



Preheat oven to 350F.

Combine sugar, flour, salt, and baking soda in a bowl. Add cocoa powder (sift it in to avoid lumps), and whisk all together.

Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients; add oil, vanilla, vinegar, and water.

Mix until fully combined into a smooth batter.

Pour into a greased springform pan and bake 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool completely, then frost.



Quick Tip: This is a great dessert to make for family gatherings and church potlucks.