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Deep Dark Chocolate Cake

Deep Dark Chocolate Cake

"A lovely chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream frosting."
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servings 591 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 591 kcal
  • 30%
  • Fat:
  • 20.7 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 96.5g
  • 31%
  • Protein:
  • 6.7 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 553 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round pans or one 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  2. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of electric mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans.
  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes for round pans, 35 to 40 minutes for rectangular pan or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. (Cake may be left in rectangular pan, if desired.) Frost with One-Bowl Buttercream Frosting.
  4. To make One-Bowl Buttercream Frosting: Beat butter in medium bowl. Add confectioners' sugar and cocoa alternately with milk, beating to spreading consistency (additional milk may be needed). Stir in vanilla.

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Awesome cake! Turned out very fluffy and light. Perfect for cupcakes, except they raise quite a bit, so I couldn't get flat tops. Totally fine, though. I will slightly decrease the salt next tim...

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We didn't love this cake. I made it for a friend's birthday, and it turned out okay enough for us to eat, but it certainly wasn't one of my show-stoppers. I was disappointed in the flavor. I ...

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Awesome cake! Turned out very fluffy and light. Perfect for cupcakes, except they raise quite a bit, so I couldn't get flat tops. Totally fine, though. I will slightly decrease the salt next tim...

I know this has already received enough reviews but it really is a perfect chocolate cake. It was moist and chocolatey without being too sickly sweet or heavy. i was short 100g of cocoa so i ...

I have used this cake recipe for 20 years and it is the absolute best! I used to bake cakes to sell, for birthday parties, functions, etc...this cake made my reputation! Sometimes I like to a...

This is the best tasting chocolate cake! I never make chocolate cake from a box anymore, this cake is worth all the extra time and preparation. I brought this to church meals quite a few times a...

You guys are going to love this one. After reading the reviews, I had to make this. Indeed it was delicious. I only had enough powdered sugar to make 1 batch of the buttercream frosting (I us...

I was first surprised by this recipe needing 1 cup of boiling water. but ,it was incredible. the cake was for my father inlaws bday. instead of buttercream frosting ,i made his favorite 7 minute...

I only have one thing to say about this cake! PERFECT! Oh my! This was my very first attempt at making a cake from scratch and it was so easy to do and so good to eat! I didn't change anythi...

This cake has been standard birthday cake in my family for as long as I can remember. It is certainly deep, dark, and chocolate! Once I was at a birthday party and everyone was commenting how ...

I know there are already a lot of reviews, but I'll add mine :) This cake and frosting recipe is the absolute BEST!!!! I have never had luck with frosting- past recipes have come out grainy o...

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