A good chocolate cake recipe

I need a good cake recipe but not from a cake mix, does anyone have a good recipe

8 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Toffee Topped Rich Chocolate Cake

    1 box German chocolate cake mix

    Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box

    1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk

    1 jar (16 to 17 oz) caramel, butterscotch or fudge topping

    1 container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed

    1 bag (8 oz) toffee chips or bits

    1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Bake cake as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan.

    2. Poke top of warm cake every 1/2 inch with handle of wooden spoon. Drizzle milk evenly over top of cake; let stand until milk has been absorbed into cake. Drizzle with caramel topping. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled.

    3. Spread whipped topping over top of cake. Sprinkle with toffee chips. Store covered in refrigerator.

    This is an awesome cake!!!


  • 1 decade ago

    A recipe for the popular Coca-Cola cake, made with Coca-Cola and buttermilk and mini marshmallows.


    2 cups self-rising flour

    2 cups sugar

    3 tablespoons cocoa

    1 cup Coca-Cola

    1 cup butter

    1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

    2 eggs, beaten

    1/2 cup buttermilk

    1 teaspoon baking soda

    1 teaspoon vanilla extract



    1/2 cup butter

    1 tablespoon cocoa

    6 tablespoons Coca-Cola

    1 box confectioner's sugar, (1pound)

    1/2 cup chopped pecans


    Grease and flour a 9 x 13-inch pan and set aside.

    In a large bowl combine flour and sugar. In a saucpan combine the cocoa, Coca-Cola, butter, and marshmallows; bring to a boil. Combine the boiled mixture with the flour and sugar mixture.

    In a separate bowl mix eggs, buttermilk, baking soda, and vanilla; add to the first mixture. Pour into prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes, until cake tests done.

    Frosting: In a saucepan, bring butter, cocoa, and Coca-Cola to a boil. Stir in the sugar and mix well. Stir in nuts. Spread over the cake while both cake and frosting are still warm.

    Serves about 16.

  • 1 decade ago

    I have a great recipe on my blog for chocolate sheet cake recipe with chocolate icing. I also have some chocolate cake recipes that I've collected from the 1920s.


    2 cups flour

    2 cups sugar

    1/2 tsp. salt

    1 stick margarine

    1/2 cup shortening (like Crisco)

    1 cup water

    3 Tbsp. cocoa

    2 eggs well beaten

    1 tsp. baking soda

    1/2 cup buttermilk

    1 tsp. vanilla

    1 tsp. cinnamon (optional)

    ***see below for frosting recipe

    Sift flour and measure.

    Resift flour with sugar and salt

    Place butter, shortening, water and cocoa in a saucepan and bring to a boil

    Pour butter mixture over flour mixture

    Combine eggs, bakind soda, buttermilk and vanilla in another bowl ~ add to above mixture and mix well

    Pour into greased and floured shallow cake pan

    Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes

    Start frosting when cake has 5 minutes left to bake

    Frosting Ingredients:

    1 stick butter

    3 Tbsp. cocoa

    6 Tbsp. milk

    1 box powdered sugar

    1/2 cup chopped pecans

    1 tsp. vanilla

    Mix butter, cocoa and milk in a saucepan ~ place over low heat, but do not boil

    Remove from heat

    Add powdered sugar, pecans and vanilla ~ mix well

    Frost cookie sheet cake as soon as it's out of the oven

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    This is the easiest cake to make; plus everything is made in the same bowl. Extremely moist and fluffy.

    One-Bowl Chocolate Cake

    2 ½ cups flour

    2 cups sugar

    ½ cup cocoa

    ½ cup soft margarine

    2 tsp vanilla

    2 cups hot water

    2 tsp baking soda

    1 tsp salt

    2 eggs

    2 tsp baking powder

    Mix all ingredients together (batter will be thin). Beat with electric mixer until smooth. Pour into greased 9 x 13 pan or 2 round cake pans.

    Bake 350 for 30 minutes.

    Chocolate Icing

    2 ½ cups icing sugar

    1/3 cup cocoa

    ¼ cup + 2 tbsp margarine

    ¼ cup milk

    1 tsp vanilla

    Beat with electric mixer. Add more milk if needed.

    Source(s): My grandmother
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  • 1 decade ago

    I use the recipes right on the back of the Hershey's cocoa powder can for both the Perfectly Chocolate Cake and their Perfectly Chocolate Frosting. If you don't have their brand of cocoa, I've given you a link below to their recipes.

    Enjoy your chocolate cake!

  • 1 decade ago

    Died and Gone to Heaven Chocolate Cake

    1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

    1 cup white sugar

    3/4 cup Dutch process cocoa powder

    1 1/2 tsp. baking soda

    1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

    1 tsp. salt

    1 1/4 cup buttermilk

    1 cup packed light brown sugar

    2 large eggs

    1/4 cup vegetable oil

    2 tsp. vanilla

    1 cup hot strong black coffee


    1 cup confectioner's sugar

    1/2 tsp. vanilla

    1-2 tbsp. buttermilk or lowfat milk

    Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly oil a 12 cup bundt pan or coat it with nonstick cooking spray. Dust with flour and shake out excess.

    In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, white sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add buttermilk, brown sugar, eggs, oil and vanilla. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Whisk in coffee until well blended.

    Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in middle comes out clean. Cool the cake in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes; remove from the pan and let cool completely.

    Make icing: In a small bowl, whisk together the confectioner's sugar, vanilla and enough of the buttermilk to make a thick but pourable icing. Set the cake on a serving plate and drizzle the icing over the top.

  • 1 decade ago

    This is a link to the Epicurious web site. It is a chocolate layer cake. When Epicurious starts out with a description that says "This chocolate cake made our staff swoon" how bad could it be?


    I've made it and love it...Enjoy!


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