Barb's Chocolate Cake

Barb's Chocolate Cake

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"This is a delicious cake, great for birthdays. I have always been asked for the recipe whenever I serve this cake. Enjoy!"
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Ingredients

servings 650 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 650 kcal
  • 32%
  • Fat:
  • 41.4 g
  • 64%
  • Carbs:
  • 70.6g
  • 23%
  • Protein:
  • 7.5 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 435 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the following ingredients one at a time, beating well after each addition: eggs, white sugar, 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, oil, 1/2 cup cocoa, buttermilk and vanilla. (Instead of buttermilk you can use 3 tablespoons softened butter or margarine, 1/2 cup milk and 1 tablespoon vinegar.)
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; add to the sugar and egg mixture. Blend well. Fold in the boiling water.
  3. Place batter in two greased and floured 8 inch round cake pans. Sprinkle 1/2 cup chocolate chips over each pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 minutes. Cool.
  4. To Make the Icing: Begin by beating together 1/2 cup butter or margarine, confectioners' sugar and 2/3 cup cocoa; add 1 teaspoon vanilla, milk and coffee. Beat until very smooth. Add more confectioners' sugar until you obtain the consistency you want. Spread on cake.

Reviews

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Most helpful positive review

This is a chocolate delight! I made it for a friend's birthday, and it was devoured-not a crumb for her to take home. I doubled the frosting and added choc. sprinkles for even more chocolate if...

Most helpful critical review

I cook professionally and was curious about this cake. The ingredients are complimentary, yet the finished product has an off flavor. I tried this cake on multiple occasions just in case ther...

I cook professionally and was curious about this cake. The ingredients are complimentary, yet the finished product has an off flavor. I tried this cake on multiple occasions just in case ther...

I'm chewing this as I type so I can be as honest as possible. It's cake, just plain chocolate cake. Not dry but certainly not the moist cake I was hoping for. It's dark in color but it's not ...

This is a chocolate delight! I made it for a friend's birthday, and it was devoured-not a crumb for her to take home. I doubled the frosting and added choc. sprinkles for even more chocolate if...

My search for a chocolate cake for my friend's Birthday brought me to All Recipes. I made my first cake last week and have since made two more this week alone (each of them have been pried from...

FABULOUS!!! I live up in the mountains of Montana, and I have a very difficult time with baking, but I followed other reviewers' suggestions and increased the oil to 1-1/3 cups, increased the c...

It turned out great, I read somme other reviews and those helped out. The cake was very moist and yummy, I made it for a Birthday get-together for my husband and it was gone before it was over,...

I made this cake for my daughter 9th bday and it was a great hit. A real old fashioned chocolate cake with great coco flavor. I used my favorite frosting recipe but changed nothing else. Next t...

I have made this for two birthday celebrations now ans both times it has got rave reviews!! Very decadent and the chocolate chips in the cake make for little bits of extra chocolate in some bite...

I have been making this cake for 2 years now, the only change I made was adding 1 tsp cinnamin to the batter and 1 tsp cinnamin to the frosting- I also make 1 1/2 the frosting recipe provided. W...