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Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe

Easy Chocolate Cake

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"This chocolate cake is good for any occasion at any time of year. I have been baking this for two years."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch tube pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch tube pan. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the 1 cup of evaporated milk and the 3/4 cup of cocoa. Heat until the cocoa is dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the eggs, melted butter, water, vanilla and the cocoa mixture, mix until well blended. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  4. To make the chocolate icing, combine the remaining condensed milk, evaporated milk, cocoa and butter in a saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thick and paste-like. Spread over cooled cake.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 19, 2010

This is a great, classic 'made from scratch' cake recipe. Beware cooks searching for a moist cake like that from a boxed mix. This isn't it! This is a more dense, sturdy cake. Almost brownie-like without the sickening sweetness of a brownie. For Christmas I baked this cake, then layed mini peppermint patties and milk chocolate chips on top right out of the oven. After a few minutes they were melted and I spread them around the top for a marbled mint chocolate frosting.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 01, 2010

instead of using condenced and evaporated milk in the cake mix try using the same amount in butlermilk instead also adding two tablespoons of stong coffee will give it a more chocolatey taste. also if you don't like the frosting try mixing chocolate chips into the batter and dusting the final cake with powdered sugar.


14 Ratings

Dec 05, 2003

This is the easiest chocolate cake I have ever made. It rose so high and was light and delicious. I will use this recipe often.

Feb 02, 2009

This cake was great, however, I cannot give it 5 stars due to incorrect instructions. The evaporated milk and cocoa powder should be cooked at low heat, so that the cocoa will dissolve without burning the milk. The frosting should be cooked at low while the cocoa powder dissolves, but then turned to medium high so that it will boil and then thicken. I stirred the frosting for about 1/2 hour before I just turned it up. I should have done that about 25 minutes before that.

Dec 05, 2003

Great Recipe! Easy and Delicious.

Aug 13, 2006

This cake is very easy and delicious! i made it for my mom's birthday, and everyone absolutedley loved it!

Jun 10, 2005

Wow, this was actually really horrible. I made it while my baby was napping to try and satisfy a chocolate craving and I am so sad. It is not good at all. Practically no taste at all... Too bad...

Feb 05, 2009

I must say that I was disappointed in the end result. The cake, itself, turned out big and full. But it was not as sweet as I was expecting, partially due to the addition of the cocoa/evap milk that was cooked and added in, but didn't have sugar mixed in with it to begin with. Also, the frosting tasted like nothing but thick condensed milk. I may try this again, when I'm looking to experiment a little, and use another reviewer's idea of putting chocolate mints on top of the hot cake and allowing those to melt to make the frosting instead.


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  • Calories
  • 631 kcal
  • 32%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 76.3 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol
  • 165 mg
  • 55%
  • Fat
  • 33 g
  • 51%
  • Fiber
  • 2.8 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 12.5 g
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 490 mg
  • 20%

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

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