Chocolate Cake Squares

Preparation info

  • Makes


    1½ inch square cakes
    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Simple Art of Perfect Baking

By Flo Braker

Published 1984

  • About

Occasionally at the end of my baking classes, after I have demonstrated several recipes and their techniques in detail, I love to bring this cake out as a sharp contrast. It is a snap to make. Its light, moist texture and its sinfully rich chocolate flavor make it impossible for anyone to eat just one square.


  • 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup (8


Baking Preparations

Position the rack in the lower third of the oven; preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Using a paper towel, grease the bottom and sides of the pan with solid shortening. Dust generously with all-purpose flour, shake to distribute, and tap out the excess.</