Mocha Snack Cake


1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup fat free skim milk
1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
1/3 cup butter or margarine
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
Powdered sugar

Heat oven to 350°F. Combine milk and coffee granules in small bowl; stir to dissolve. Set aside.

Combine butter and sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add milk mixture, egg and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; beat until well mixed.

Pour batter into greased 8-inch square baking pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan.

To serve, cut cake into squares; sprinkle each serving with powdered sugar.

VARIATION: Add 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon with dry ingredients.