This is a very good chocolate cake, when frosted with a chocolate frosting it is a double chocolate treat.

Syd

Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
2 -8 or 9 inch round cakes
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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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  • Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt together into a large bowl.

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  • Add the butter or margarine, milk, and vanilla to the dry ingredients in the bowl. Beat for 300 strokes, or for approximately 2 minutes at low speed with an electric mixer.

  • Add the eggs, melted chocolate, and red food coloring to the batter. Beat an additional 300 strokes or 2 minutes at low speed.

  • Pour into two greased and floured 8 inch layer pans. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes, or until done.

Nutrition Facts

131 calories; protein 1.8g; carbohydrates 19.7g; fat 5.3g; cholesterol 26.5mg; sodium 185.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (23)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
This was a really good chocolate cake very moist and delicious. My whole family loved it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/24/2008
Ladies BEWARE!!! I followed this recipe to the T! I ended up with a oven full of spill over chocolate cake and smoke detectors blaring at midnight. This is the LAST time I get a recipe off line. Use your best judgement! Read More
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29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 1 stars
10/24/2008
Ladies BEWARE!!! I followed this recipe to the T! I ended up with a oven full of spill over chocolate cake and smoke detectors blaring at midnight. This is the LAST time I get a recipe off line. Use your best judgement! Read More
(53)
Rating: 1 stars
03/22/2008
This cake recipe was awful. The cake was red with brown chunks throughout batter. The cake was chewy and it did not taste like chocolate cake. It tasted like red spotted vanilla cake. Don't waste your time with this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
This was a really good chocolate cake very moist and delicious. My whole family loved it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2009
I added a 1/2 cup of cocoa powder to this recipe and it turned out great. For those of you who had problems with the chocolate clumping up make sure all of your ingredients are room temp and you will have no problems. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2007
Very easy to make and tasted great! Though I recommend going a little heavier on the chocolate if you're looking for that "decadent" chocolate flavor. I will use this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/18/2008
Im only giving this recipe 4 stars because of the taste. It is rather good not to sweet not to choclatey which brings me to wonder where the "double" chocolate cake name comes from. However I would like to note this recipe is a "gummy/sticky" cake. when cooling it on the racks it stuck to them rather badly because of the sticky texture. And for anyone who owns a train cake mold for their little train lover I will suggest this recipe however do not fill over 3/4 full as it will rise to much giving a fluffy bottom to your little train:) ALL AROUND 4 STARS THOUGH!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2009
I do not care for a dark chocolate cake so this was great. Also one of the best one bowl cakes I have found - most of them use shortening. Another plus for this cake is that it does not use too much baking soda. Please please have all your ingredients at room temperature otherwise you will have lumps of butter and chocolate. I do empathize with newer bakers because they probably did not realize that this is an absolute necessity (especially for one bowl cakes). This cake does work!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/22/2009
This was just okay. I made these in cupcake form instead of the cake. I took them out and the middles totally fell. Even after letting them cool for about an hour I couldn't frost them without them falling apart. Although their appearance was a disaster they were pretty good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2010
Awesome cake. Those of you that got red with brown lumps or all over the oven batter Just leave out the food coloring and it turns out great. I've made this cake 4 times without a single problem. And I did not use the food coloring. Read More
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