This is our family chocolate cake. It is the best and easiest I have ever seen.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
1 9x13 inch pan
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.

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  • Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt, set aside. In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until smooth. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients, alternately with the milk. Once all of the ingredients have been incorporated, mix on high speed of an electric mixer for 2 to 3 minutes. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

134 calories; protein 2.4g 5% DV; carbohydrates 21.2g 7% DV; fat 4.9g 8% DV; cholesterol 26.9mg 9% DV; sodium 215.5mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2007
very good and easy to make... i used half as much sugar as called for b/c i read somewhere you can do that if you are trying to cut down on sugar... and it still tastes good... i also put some cinnamon in it b/c i think cocoa and cinnamon go great together. i might make this again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/03/2011
Ok. So the cake turned out delicious, and it was very easy to make...but unless my oven is failing (it can't be, I baked chicked right after) this cake took almost an hour to fully bake. The middle remained soft, and I had to check it every 10 minutes or so. The cake is a tasty one, but not as quick as it should have been. Read More
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94 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2007
very good and easy to make... i used half as much sugar as called for b/c i read somewhere you can do that if you are trying to cut down on sugar... and it still tastes good... i also put some cinnamon in it b/c i think cocoa and cinnamon go great together. i might make this again. Read More
(50)
Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2008
this cake is super good!!! soooo soft!! I will for sure KEEP this recipe:) YUMMY Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/10/2007
The only thing that I changed about this recipe is that I made cupcakes instead of a normal cake. This cake was so easy to make good for when your in a rush. Although the batter did taste weird at first after it was in the mixer for 5 minutes it tasted better but when the cupcakes came out they instantly turned flat. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2011
Nothing unusual, different or weird about this recipe, which is just what I wanted. This is a plain and simple, good old fashioned butter-based chocolate cake, an ideal basic and versatile recipe to do with whatever your heart desires. In my case I made Rocky Road Cupcakes with it today. I made a half recipe which yielded 10 cupcakes, filled only about half full as I topped them with chopped walnuts, miniature marshmallows and chocolate chips before baking. Put them out for the landscape crew working in my yard and within a couple of minutes all I had left of them was the photo I posted! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2009
So easy and so delicious! I use whole wheat flour with this recipe. I think the whole wheat gives it a more interesting texture. Either way.. great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
We've now made this twice. It's very easy moist and delicious great kids birthday cake. It took us a little longer to cook - more like 40 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2009
I followed the recipe but only reduced the sugar content. It tasted exactly how i wanted - not too sweet. I baked exactly for 35 mins and the surface is a bit crunchy but soft and moist inside. perfection! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/03/2011
Ok. So the cake turned out delicious, and it was very easy to make...but unless my oven is failing (it can't be, I baked chicked right after) this cake took almost an hour to fully bake. The middle remained soft, and I had to check it every 10 minutes or so. The cake is a tasty one, but not as quick as it should have been. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2008
Very moist in the center the edges were a little dry but I think I baked it too long (my fault). It was very chocolately! The frosting is a different recipe. Read More
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