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The Best Chocolate Cake You Ever Ate

Rated as 4.28 out of 5 Stars

"I make this cake over and over. It is easy to put together and the frosting of the cake is easy and fast. It goes fast around my house."
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Ingredients

servings 335 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (1 - 9x13 inch cake)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9 x 13 inch pan.
  2. Sift 2 cups white sugar and 2 cups flour together; set aside.
  3. In a sauce pan; combine 1/2 cup butter or margarine, oil, water, and 1/4 cup cocoa. Bring mixture to a boil, remove from heat and add to dry ingredients.
  4. Dissolve baking soda in buttermilk; add with eggs, salt, cinnamon and 1 teaspoon vanilla to cocoa, flour mixture and stir well.
  5. Pour batter into a 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 20 minutes.
  6. To Make Frosting: Five minutes before cake is done combine 1/2 cup butter,1/4 cup cocoa and 1/4 cup milk in saucepan and bring to a boil.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in confectioners' sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and chopped pecans. Pour frosting over hot cake. Cake remains moist and may be frozen. Serves 20.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 335 calories; 16.4 g fat; 46.7 g carbohydrates; 2.7 g protein; 36 mg cholesterol; 217 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I've been making this same cake for years! Actually, instead of the oil, I use another stick of butter. Yikes! Three sticks in one cake!!! Anyway, I have been asked to make this cake MANY, MANY ...

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Well i was looking for a chocolate cake recipe, so i tried this one. I followed the recipe almost exactly but cut the cinnamon to half the amount. Even with that the cinnamon almost over powered...

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I've been making this same cake for years! Actually, instead of the oil, I use another stick of butter. Yikes! Three sticks in one cake!!! Anyway, I have been asked to make this cake MANY, MANY ...

Well i was looking for a chocolate cake recipe, so i tried this one. I followed the recipe almost exactly but cut the cinnamon to half the amount. Even with that the cinnamon almost over powered...

This is an AWESOME recipe!!!! The ingredient list is long, but it is very easy to make and clean up is simple. HINT: I didn't want a rectangle cake so I poured the batter into 2 9inch pans. It t...

This was an unexpected hit. It's incredible to me just how much chocolate flavor there was in this cake given the small amount of cocoa powder in it. It is also incredible how moist and fresh ...

This is a fantastic recipe that continues to be a hit with co-workers and friends. The cake is easy to make, the frosting is wonderful, and the cake stays remarkably moist. I highly recommend ...

This cake is super yummy and easy to make, I did it in two 9'' pans for a layer cake, and just made it for the third time, each time has been a fantastic birthday cake..i use a different frostin...

I found this cake really easy to make and quite tasty. A good, cheap-to-make chocolate cake. (I didn't add the cinnamon.)

I have never baked a cake before, AND THIS CAKE WAS AWESOME! Everyone at my daughters b-day party was just raving about this cake. I used a cream cheese frosting and it turned out great. USE THI...

This is the same recipe I had years ago and lost...so happy to have it again! As suggested by others, I use 3 sticks butter (omit veg. oil), use only 1/4 tsp cinnamon, and punch holes in cake w...