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Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe
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Moist Chocolate Cake

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"This moist chocolate cake includes coffee in the ingredients. Chocolate lovers will love this cake!"

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13 or 2 - 9 inch round pans Change Servings
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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 15 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 or two 9 inch round pans. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a small bowl, combine hot coffee with 1 cup cocoa and let cool to lukewarm.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add the flour mixture alternately with the coffee and cocoa mixture; beat well.
  3. Pour batter into a 9x13 inch cake or two 9 inch round pans. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
  4. To make the frosting: In a medium bowl, combine confectioners sugar, 1 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup butter and 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla. Mix until smooth. Add hot milk a teaspoon at a time to make a smooth, spreadable consistency. Spread onto cooled cake.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 27, 2007

After reading some of the reviews about it being too dry I decided to add an extra 1/4 cup of butter and 1 tablespoon of oil then reduced the cooking time to 30mins. It turned out deliciously rich and moist.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 31, 2009

It was EXTREMELY dry. I could barely eat it. The flavor was not THAT good, but WAS good at the same time. Next time I won't make this recipe.

 

24 Ratings

Aug 02, 2007

Needs (ALOT of) improving. p.s. to anyone reading this, don't make it. BIG waste of time.

 
Sep 22, 2008

This recipe needs to be renamed. "Sahara Chocolate Cake" would be more appropriate. I upped the butter and cut the bake time as suggested and I still got a dry mess. I guess I'll pay more attention to the number of stars a recipe has next time...

 
Jan 30, 2003

Unless I did something terribly wrong. This was unbelievable dry. I even cut the 45 min bake time.The frosting recipe did not make enough to even cover cake. The cake was to dry to eat.

 
Nov 12, 2008

What I did was I baked it shorter than the given time. And it was really nice! or should I say--almost perfect!

 
Mar 25, 2006

the flavour is great. clearly an error was made in typing. It needs a cup ofmilk and some oil. The cake was ok because I served it for my daughter's birthday with some ice cream. I am sure the milk and oil would go a long way with moistness.

 
Jan 07, 2012

I've made this cake several times. My family loves it. It's my husbands favorite chocolate cake. I first tried it when it had 5 stars, and was suprised when I came back to it and it only had 3 stars. Not Dry, but how could it be with with a cup of coffee, a cup of buttermilk, and 1/2 cup of oil. I only baked it for 35 minutes. ( that's when the toothpick came out clean). WE LOVE IT.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 189 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 9.3 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 2.6 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 156 mg
  • 6%

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

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