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Best Chocolate Cake Recipe

Best Chocolate Cake

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"Our family's favorite chocolate cake! Especially when you add the fudge frosting!"

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Original recipe makes 1 9 x 13 inch pan Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Bring to a boil the 1/2 cup butter or margarine, 1/2 cup shortening, water and 1/4 cup cocoa. Remove from heat and add flour, sugar, 1/2 cup milk and vinegar. Mix well. Then add: eggs, baking soda and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  2. Mix well until lumps are gone. Pour into greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  3. To Make Fudge Frosting: Combine in saucepan , 6 tablespoon butter or oleo, 4 tablespoons milk and cocoa. Bring to rolling boil. Remove from heat and add 3 cups confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until smooth. Spread on cooled cake.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 30, 2007

I thought this cake needs more chocolate and maybe a teaspoon more of vanilla. But the frosting was very good. By the time the middle of the cake was done the sides were really dry.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 19, 2003

My son did this for a cooking class project. What a huge disappointment it was. It would not come out of the pan (note: it says to only grease the pan, not flour). It was very crumbly and dry. It had to be cooked longer than it said to have the middle done. The frosting was okay, didn't hardly cover the cake. My husband's comment was it seemed to be missing something. I watched my son make this and he didn't leave anything out. I would never make this again.

 

40 Ratings

Jan 17, 2007

The name says it all. This was really the best chocolate cake! The cake turned out perfectly moist and the frosting...absolutely delicious! My dad said it was the best chocolate cake he's tasted! AND the directions were easy to follow! If you want the best, try this recipe!

 
Sep 17, 2007

WoW this cake is great! Other users must of done something wrong in recipe. This cake is moist it does taste like a frosted brownie but with a cake like texture.I love it *****

 
Apr 27, 2007

Your family will love this!

 
Nov 25, 2006

My cake turned out awesome! I cant wait to make it again. The frosting was the best!

 
Mar 16, 2000

Hi, Very Good!! Bianca

 
Apr 19, 2004

This was very good! I did not think the overall appearance was very good though. The frosting tasted great, but it looked very thick and was very hard to spread. It was a big hit with my grandparents who came to visit and my family, I just was not as impressed with the looks of it. Thanks for the recipe I'm sure I'll use it again.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 367 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 55.4 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 15.8 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 146 mg
  • 6%

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

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