Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke
9 servings (serving size: 1 cake square)

It's the best of both worlds: You get two in one with this easy snack cake.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Coat an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray, and dust with 2 teaspoons flour.

Step 3

Place the butter in a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave at high for 1 minute or until butter melts. Add sugar, stirring with a whisk. Add vanilla and egg whites; stir well. Stir in the buttermilk, salt, and baking soda. Lightly spoon 1 1/2 cups flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Add flour, stirring just until blended (do not overstir). Spread half of batter into prepared pan. Add cocoa and almond extract to remaining batter; stir well with a whisk. Slowly pour the chocolate batter over batter in pan.

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Cut into squares.

Ratings & Reviews

BogeysMom's Review

August 31, 2014
The cake didn't rise very much -- maybe an inch. Probably should have some baking powder in it. Totally inedible. I threw it away. Worst recipe I've ever tried from this site. I've tried recipes that were boring and dull but never had one that failed so terribly.

steponme's Review

October 23, 2012
Didn't care for the taste or texture of this cake. Easy to make but not worth it.

AnjaLu's Review

May 07, 2012

EllenDeller's Review

September 22, 2010
Although it is not a fancy cake I'd make for company, I give it five starts because of how incredibly easy it is and how good the result is. It's so simple a small child could make it. I used liquid egg whites from a carton to make it even simpler and baked it in a 9-inch round cake pan. Pretty on the plate with small scoops of chocolate and vanilla ice creams.

StephMerrifield's Review

July 05, 2010
Probably one of my top five favorite regulars - also love CL "Espresso-Walnut Cake" I serve with vanilla ice cream and I think it is A+. Especially for how fast and easy it is.