Chocolate Cake I Recipe -
Chocolate Cake I Recipe

Chocolate Cake I

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"This is a simple recipe but it makes a rich chocolate cake thanks to the addition of grated chocolate and sour cream."

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Original recipe makes 1 -9x13 inch cake Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9 x 13 inch pan.
  2. Grate the chocolate. In a small saucepan, boil the milk and chocolate until mixture forms a custard.
  3. Cream the butter or margarine and sugar. Add eggs and sour cream to the creamed mixture.
  4. Dissolve the baking soda in water, and add to the creamed mixture. Add the flour, and mix thoroughly. Add the chocolate mixture and beat well. Pour into a greased and floured 9x13 inch pan.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 40 minutes to one hour.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 22, 2003

I used this recipe for the cake for my son's 3rd birthday party. Kids and grownups alike loved it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 25, 2003

I was looking for a cake with some good chocolate flavour and and this was not it. As per previous review it is probably something children might like.


57 Ratings

Jun 09, 2009

Important: after reading how chocolate-less this cake seemed to be I used 5 TIMES the amount of chocolate required. I followed the rest of measurements exactly (only I used brown sugar instead of white, and plain unbleached flour that I sifted -instead of cake flour). This cake turned out fantastic, moist and rich! I added a thin layer of homemade frosting on top, although this is really optional.

Aug 19, 2008

great cake. I made it for cupcakes & they turned out really good. I tripled the amount of chocolate though & I still felt like it needed more chocolate & sugar.

May 25, 2007

This is the first 'from scratch' cake that I've found, that my family likes better than a mix! It is less sweet, and more moist. We love it. I added an extra half cup grated chocolate directly to the batter (unmelted), and substituted soy yogurt for the sour cream. Also substituted 1/4 cup applesauce for one of the eggs. Delish, and healthier!

Feb 23, 2008

Well. The good news is, if you are an utter nimrod who's having a bad baking day and forget to add the baking soda, this cake still manages to come out right. That said, I would tend to agree that it doesn't quite deliver in the chocolate category, but if you're not looking for a cake that isn't OVERWHELMINGLY chocolately, this is certainly a good one.

Apr 29, 2008

Very good and wasn't greatly difficult to make. My whole family greatly enjoyed the cake, it was moist and wasn't too rich.

Sep 16, 2009

Easy to make but lacked chocolate flavor.


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  • Calories
  • 167 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 7.1 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 92 mg
  • 4%

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

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