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Yost Chocolate Cake Recipe
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Yost Chocolate Cake

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"The famous Yost chocolate cake!"

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Original recipe makes 1 frosted cake Change Servings
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  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 55 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch cake pan.
  2. Whisk buttermilk, vegetable oil, eggs, 1/3 cup cocoa powder, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in a bowl until smooth. Whisk flour, sugar, baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a separate bowl. Add dry ingredients to buttermilk mixture and whisk in hot water. Spread batter in prepared cake pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until set and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean or with moist crumbs, about 35 minutes. Let cool.
  4. Beat confectioners' sugar, cream, butter, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a bowl using an electric mixer until frosting is smooth and creamy. Spread onto cooled cake.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 06, 2013

The cake recipe itself was great. I was concerned that it might not be quite chocolately enough with just the cocoa powder, so I took a dark chocolate bar and grated it into the dry ingredients before mixing them into the wet. The cake was very moist and everyone loved it. The frosting was very, very sweet--too sweet for me. Again, it wasn't very chocolatey so I actually almost doubled the amount of cocoa powder, but I think when I make this cake again I'll use a different frosting recipe. I did like the frosting consistency, though.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 06, 2014

Finally took it out after 45 minutes and still wasn't done.

 

7 Ratings

Aug 20, 2013

This recipe is amazing! I have spent a long time trying to find a great chocolate cake recipe that isn't too overwhelming in a chocolate taste that isn't sweet. This literally tastes like a milk chocolate cake! I did add about half a cup more flour and made cupcakes. Mine took around 15-20 minutes to cook and I added a cream cheese frosting. I will be recommending this to other bakers and be using it as my go to recipe from now on!

 
Apr 25, 2013

I thought this cake was really moist, rich and chocolaty. I loved the frosting - a combo of whipped cream and buttercream. next time I think I will make it in two 9-inch pans instead of the 13 x 9. It is a tad dense.

 
Jan 05, 2014

Fantastic! Made for my husband's birthday. It was a huge hit. One guest who isn't a cake fan had two slices. Very moist and delicious. I omitted the cocoa from the frosting.

 
Jun 21, 2013

I don't have buttermilk....is there a substitute????

 
May 30, 2013

I made this as my first cake from scratch and turned it into my sons zombie birthday cake. I added strawberry filling in between. It was delicious and so moist! I added a little more coco than required but other than that I didn't change a thing. My son loves mocha frosting that I use so I didn't use the frosting in this recipe but as awesome as the cake turned out I wouldn't mind using the frosting next time!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 639 kcal
  • 32%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 92.6 g
  • 30%
  • Cholesterol
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 29.6 g
  • 46%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 4.8 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 447 mg
  • 18%

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

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