BAKER'S ONE BOWL Cake
3 squares Semi-Sweet Chocolate
6 Tbsp. butter or margarine
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1-1/4 cups flour, divided
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cup water
Seasonal fresh fruit (optional)
1 PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Microwave chocolate and butter in large microwaveable bowl on MEDIUM 2 minutes or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted.
2 ADD sugar; beat with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in vanilla. Add 1/4 cup of the flour and the baking soda; beat until well blended. Add remaining 1 cup flour alternately with water, beating well after each addition. Pour evenly into greased and floured 9-inch round cake pan.
3 BAKE 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Garnish with Chocolate Glaze (see Tip below) and seasonal fresh fruit just before serving, if desired.
How to Make Chocolate Glaze
Microwave 3 squares Semi-Sweet Chocolate, 2 Tbsp. whipping cream and 1 Tbsp. butter in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 to 2 minutes or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended.