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Barb's Chocolate Cake

Rated as 4.31 out of 5 Stars

"This is a delicious cake, great for birthdays. I have always been asked for the recipe whenever I serve this cake. Enjoy!"
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Ingredients

servings 650 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings (1 - 8 inch round, double layer cake)

Directions

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  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the following ingredients one at a time, beating well after each addition: eggs, white sugar, 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, oil, 1/2 cup cocoa, buttermilk and vanilla. (Instead of buttermilk you can use 3 tablespoons softened butter or margarine, 1/2 cup milk and 1 tablespoon vinegar.)
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; add to the sugar and egg mixture. Blend well. Fold in the boiling water.
  3. Place batter in two greased and floured 8 inch round cake pans. Sprinkle 1/2 cup chocolate chips over each pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 minutes. Cool.
  4. To Make the Icing: Begin by beating together 1/2 cup butter or margarine, confectioners' sugar and 2/3 cup cocoa; add 1 teaspoon vanilla, milk and coffee. Beat until very smooth. Add more confectioners' sugar until you obtain the consistency you want. Spread on cake.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 650 calories; 41.4 g fat; 70.6 g carbohydrates; 7.5 g protein; 68 mg cholesterol; 435 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This is a chocolate delight! I made it for a friend's birthday, and it was devoured-not a crumb for her to take home. I doubled the frosting and added choc. sprinkles for even more chocolate if...

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I cook professionally and was curious about this cake. The ingredients are complimentary, yet the finished product has an off flavor. I tried this cake on multiple occasions just in case ther...

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I cook professionally and was curious about this cake. The ingredients are complimentary, yet the finished product has an off flavor. I tried this cake on multiple occasions just in case ther...

I'm chewing this as I type so I can be as honest as possible. It's cake, just plain chocolate cake. Not dry but certainly not the moist cake I was hoping for. It's dark in color but it's not ...

This is a chocolate delight! I made it for a friend's birthday, and it was devoured-not a crumb for her to take home. I doubled the frosting and added choc. sprinkles for even more chocolate if...

My search for a chocolate cake for my friend's Birthday brought me to All Recipes. I made my first cake last week and have since made two more this week alone (each of them have been pried from...

FABULOUS!!! I live up in the mountains of Montana, and I have a very difficult time with baking, but I followed other reviewers' suggestions and increased the oil to 1-1/3 cups, increased the c...

I made this cake for my daughter 9th bday and it was a great hit. A real old fashioned chocolate cake with great coco flavor. I used my favorite frosting recipe but changed nothing else. Next t...

It turned out great, I read somme other reviews and those helped out. The cake was very moist and yummy, I made it for a Birthday get-together for my husband and it was gone before it was over,...

I have been making this cake for 2 years now, the only change I made was adding 1 tsp cinnamin to the batter and 1 tsp cinnamin to the frosting- I also make 1 1/2 the frosting recipe provided. W...

This cake is fantastic! I do recomend making more frosting than called for, as there is not really enough to cover the cake. It is moist, and oh so chocolatey!!!!! My family loves it. This i...