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Aunt Mary's Chocolate Cake Recipe
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Aunt Mary's Chocolate Cake

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"Tried and true--best chocolate cake ever! Frost with Best Buttercream Frosting when cool. Even better the second day."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13-inch cake Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch pan. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave chocolate, margarine and water until melted. Stir occasionally until chocolate is smooth. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, salt and soda. Pour in milk and eggs. Mix the cooled chocolate mixture into the batter. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Frost with Best Buttercream Frosting.
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  • PREP 30 mins
  • COOK 40 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr 10 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 04, 2008

This chocolate cake is the first chocolate cake I have ever made from scratch. I will NEVER buy boxed again! I used 6 tbs of coco powder in the dry mix instead of baking squares because I didn't have any, so I just added 2 extra tablespoons of butter to the milk and water mix and it turned out wonderful. Also I've never made sour milk before so I took another reviewers advice and put 1 1/2 tsps. of vinegar in the milk but it still was not sour in 5 minutes. I put it in the microwave for 20 seconds and it was seperated and was peeerfect sour milk. Thank you for this recipe. Everyone loved it!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 16, 2002

Too much sugar, 1 1/2 cups makes the cake to candy tasting.

 
Mar 21, 2004

Thhis chocolate cake is excellent. Moist, chocolatey, delicious! I'll never use a box again! But one caveat...do not use spray to grease the pan or the bottom of the cake will stick. I solved this problem by using butter and flour to grease the pan.

 
Jun 11, 2008

i loved this cake. it was super-easy and came out so moist and yummy. why do people even use box mixes?! i used a cream cheese frosting which didn't go that well. next time i will try a whipped cream frosting! i had no problem souring the milk. i just added a bit of vinegar to the milk and waited about 20 min.!!

 
Sep 07, 2008

This was a big hit, used 1.5 cups of sugar, and used regular milk, not soured, came out great. Used chocolate frosting III, My family is already asking for it for the next birthday party.

 
Jun 14, 2008

Aunt Mary has come up with an AMAZING chocolate cake! Very moist! Turned out fantastic and it was SO easy. I was a bit worried, as the batter was very runny, but it baked up nice and fluffy. I did add about 8 more minutes to the baking time just to make sure it was done inside. Thanks so much for this one!

 
Nov 18, 2006

I thought this was OK but didn't think there was anything special or exciting about it. I felt it was more of a snack cake, thought it was plenty sweet enough on its own and didn't frost it -- that would've just been too much. It would be very nice if ingredients could be listed in the correct order - much easier to make sure everything's gone in that's supposed to -- and to keep me from panicking when it lists adding eggs and I don't see them... oh wait, they're up at the TOP of that list.

 
Sep 23, 2003

I have made this cake several times, it is fantastic, nice and moist.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 156 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.6 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 5.5 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 183 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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