Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 8x8 inch cake pan and set aside.
To make the cake, mix all dry ingredients together. Next, add wet ingredients, stirring to incorporate as you go. Fold in the chocolate chips, if you're using.
Add batter to the prepared pan, and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Allow cake to cool. Top with powdered sugar, or make your own chocolate frosting.