A very easy dense chocolate cake, almost like a devil's food. Recommended frostings for this cake are, Cream Cheese Frosting, Boiled Frosting, or a dusting of confectioners' sugar.

Advertisement

Ingredients

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

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.

    Advertisement
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add the hot coffee, oil and vanilla, mix until smooth. Pour into the prepared pan.

  • Bake for 45 to 60 minutes in the preheated oven. Test with a toothpick for doneness. Allow cake to cool before topping or frosting.

Nutrition Facts

183 calories; 6.5 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 155 mg sodium. 29.7 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2010
This recipe is FABULOUS with a couple of modifications. I add 1 c. of sour cream 1 c. of chocolate chips make the coffee extra strong and reduce the sugar to 1 1/2 c. I only bake it for 40 min. (just until the toothpick comes out clean.) It also comes out beautifully in a ring pan. This is my favorite chocolate cake recipe. Read More
(10)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/10/2003
I did not find this cake rich at all. I was a little hesitant to make it when I noticed it called for oil and not eggs. It tasted oily. But it was very easy make. Read More
(13)
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2010
This recipe is FABULOUS with a couple of modifications. I add 1 c. of sour cream 1 c. of chocolate chips make the coffee extra strong and reduce the sugar to 1 1/2 c. I only bake it for 40 min. (just until the toothpick comes out clean.) It also comes out beautifully in a ring pan. This is my favorite chocolate cake recipe. Read More
(10)
Rating: 2 stars
04/09/2003
I did not find this cake rich at all. I was a little hesitant to make it when I noticed it called for oil and not eggs. It tasted oily. But it was very easy make. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2010
This recipe is FABULOUS with a couple of modifications. I add 1 c. of sour cream 1 c. of chocolate chips make the coffee extra strong and reduce the sugar to 1 1/2 c. I only bake it for 40 min. (just until the toothpick comes out clean.) It also comes out beautifully in a ring pan. This is my favorite chocolate cake recipe. Read More
(10)
Advertisement
Rating: 4 stars
04/29/2012
Even though I normally don't look at the reviews before making a recipe. I did in this case. However I followed it to a T as written and made 2 small 6 inch cakes and more then a dozen cupcakes. And here's what I can say about it. 1 if you can't have eggs. This would be an excellent alternative for that fact. However my cake did raise my cake was rich moist and dense but still slightly light. It did have a harder texture on the top of the cake because of the sugar. Not bad but it was there as well as a slight after taste. I could handle it it was due to the coffee. While my kids totally said it was awesome with the chocolate fudge frosting I used. And it quite complaimented the flavor of the cake. I didn't think the aftertaste of the cake was bad. Slightly off the norm but it was fine however depending on the flavor of the coffee you use will create that back taste so to speak. Either reduce the amount of the vanilla or the strength of the coffee. But I did like the cake over all. What I didn't like is that fact of when handling with your hands from pan to cake board the cake was very sticky to the touch especially on the bottom even though a tooth pick test showed the cake was done. I can and will make again. Please note sift your dry ingredients well & mix your wet ingredients thoroughly before mixing together but mix all together just until combined. That is the key. And moniter the baking time mine didn't take as long when baking in small pans or cupcakes. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
10/14/2011
my family just loves this cake but i did a few changes...i added 3 eggs and made the coffee strong then poured the coffee over ice to cool it so it wont "cook" the eggs when mixing turned out very rich and great tasting. Read More
(5)
Rating: 2 stars
02/16/2007
kathy is right this isn't rich at all! Read More
(3)
Advertisement
Rating: 2 stars
07/02/2010
Maybe I did something wrong here but mine came out very light. Though it did not taste bad I did feel a little let down. I was expecting it to be much more rich. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2006
This is very very good Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2015
So rich and delicious. Love it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2016
Oh my chocolate goddess! I used canola oil instead because that's all I buy. I made these for my sons school...well for the staff. I couldn't stop eating them and they didn't get that many. I made my own chocolate marshmallow frosting and chocolate fondant to top them. And I'm making them again today. Thank you! Read More