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Anya's Family-friendly Chocolate-Raspberry Cake

This recipe is easily made and is great to make as a family. No blenders or cutting required, so kids can do most of the work themselves, with a bit of help from a grown-up.

Ingredients:
1.5 cups unsifted flour
1 cup sugar
3 tbsp pure, unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
.5 tsp salt

6 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup cold water

3 cups fresh or frozen (thawed) raspberries
.25 cup sugar
1 tsp lemon juice

Method:
1.    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2.    Sift together flour, sugar, cocoa, soda and salt in medium bowl.
3.    Add in oil, vinegar, vanilla and cold water.
4.    Mix together with spatula until batter is fairly smooth. Don't worry if small lumps remain, they will disappear during baking.
5.    Line 9-inch square or round cake pan with parchment paper. Pour batter into pan.
6.    Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
7.    While cake is baking, mash fresh or frozen raspberries, and mix with sugar and lemon juice.
8.    When cake is done, turn out onto plate, cut into slices (or squares) and top with raspberry sauce.

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