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Favorite Chocolate Cake

"This is always a hit! I use a mint flavored frosting for this cake."
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1 h servings 326 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (2 - 9 inch round cakes)


  • Calories:
  • 326 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 15 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 46.4g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 57 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 277 mg
  • 11%

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. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 9 inch round cake pans.
  2. Sift the flour with the baking soda and salt three times.
  3. Boil the water and add it to the chocolate, and stir until melted.
  4. Cream together the butter or margarine and the sugar. Add the eggs and mix well. Stir in the vanilla.
  5. Blend in the chocolate mixture to the creamed mixture. Add the flour alternately with the sour cream, beating well after each addition. Pour batter into two 9 inch round cake pans.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes or until cakes tests done.

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  1. 17 Ratings

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I made this for my husband for Father's Day, and used a chocolate frosting recipe I found on this site that used cream cheese and baker's chocolate and put candied mint-leaves on top. I think it...

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Something went terribly wrong. We were so excited to make this recipe, but it came out not to my liking It looked beautiful while in the oven, but sank as soon as we pulled it out. It also looke...

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I made this for my husband for Father's Day, and used a chocolate frosting recipe I found on this site that used cream cheese and baker's chocolate and put candied mint-leaves on top. I think it...

This was a great recipe. I didn't have bakers chocolate, SO instead I used hersheys natural cocoa powder mixed with the amount of water recipe indicates and a tablespoon extra of butter. This ca...

Used a 13x9 pan, and baked for 50 min total. Delicious, and everyone enjoyed it :). Because some said it was dry, and I'm in deserty Colorado, added 2 egg yolks and 1/2 cup yogurt and 1 cup choc...

I made this into cupcakes, and they turned out really well. For me, at least, the batter turned out really thick, almost like chocolate mousse (and was really yummy!) I baked the cupcakes at 350...

Wow, what a great chocolate cake! I used 2 squares semi-sweet and 1 square unsweetened chocolate based on the reviews. This fluffy chocolate cake was STILL moist after 8 days in the fridge. D...

This is a really yummy cake for all the family...not very chocolatey actually, but it was moist and delicious. The day after making it, we sliced it down the middle, put some pieces of high qual...

This cake was awesome I made it for my Grandma's 71st birthday and it was a big hit. But it was just a tad dry no one noticed but I did. I put some chocolate frosting on it and it was perfect.

I used all brown sugar, and added 1/4 c cocoa (i like dark choc) with a 1/4 tsp cinnamon and these were awesome! I frosted them with my grandma's cooked choc icing recipe and they were yummy! ...

This was the first cake I've ever made and it turned out great! i used semi-sweet chocolate since one review said it wasn't chocolately enough. it could have been a bit more moist (maybe add s...