Why? Because I've made three of these cakes in 3 days. It is so simple and delicious that it's gone the same day I make it, and my kids want more. I have to stop. Stop making this cake. The sad thing is; I've made it so much this week, that I've memorized the recipe and it's so simple...it's hard NOT to make it everyday.  You'll have to duplicate it again...and again...and again....thus....The Coronavirus Cake.


  • 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup cool water


Heat your oven to 350, and spray a round baking pan. While the oven is heating, add your dry ingredients to a bowl. I learned a little trick: for fluffy cake, make sure to stir your flour before you scoop it into your measuring cup. You don't want this packed down or your cake will be heavy.

Once you have all your dry ingredients in a bowl, stir them together. in a small bowl, mix together your watter, olive oil, and lemon juice. NO EGGS in this recipe. Add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture and stir or beat until well blended.

Dump it into your baking dish, and bake for 25-30 minutes.


The cake is light and delicious without frosting. Instead of frosting you could add 1 cup of chocolate chips to the cake mix and serve it without frosting. but here is the deathly delicious frosting recipe. Use at your own discretion. It's so good.

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp of milk at a time until you reach your desired consistency. This is different for everyone. You can make it light and runny and pour it all over the cake, or you may need to double this recipe if you want a thick creamy delicious frosting on top.

Mix together and pour on top of your cooled cake, and serve. Be prepared to have to make this cake everyday for the rest of your life, and add  a few extra hours of cardio to burn it off. It's going to be a battle.


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