Use this cake recipe to deliver rich, dark, moist, and light chocolate custard cake your family will love.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
8 inch round layer cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan, combine chocolate, 1/2 cup milk, brown sugar, and egg yolks. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until custard is thick and smooth. Cool.

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  • Stir together flour, soda, baking powder, and salt.

  • In a large bowl, cream butter or margarine. Blend in white sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Mix together 3/4 cup milk and vanilla. Stir flour mixture into creamed mixture alternately with flavored milk. Make 3 dry and 2 liquid additions, combining lightly after each. Stir in cooled chocolate custard.

  • Beat egg whites to form stiff but moist peaks. Fold into cake batter, and beat by hand for 1 minute. Turn batter into two greased and floured 8 inch round cake pans.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool layers for 5 minutes, and then remove from pans. Cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

294 calories; protein 4.6g 9% DV; carbohydrates 42.9g 14% DV; fat 12.8g 20% DV; cholesterol 53.4mg 18% DV; sodium 324.5mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2008
This is a very acceptable moist chocolate cake. There have been complaints about it being dry so may I offer a few hints: you should use butter and whole milk and when you beat the egg whites make sure they are not dry - just rounded peaks. I think this will make a difference. I realize how frustrating it is to have a cake come out dry but this one really is not Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/21/2003
Very disappointing. I was expecting a custard like cake. This cake was dry and very much like a boxed cake mix. I felt like crying after the taste test. What a waste of my time and ingredients. Chocolate frosting helped a bit but would never consider making this cake again. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2008
This is a very acceptable moist chocolate cake. There have been complaints about it being dry so may I offer a few hints: you should use butter and whole milk and when you beat the egg whites make sure they are not dry - just rounded peaks. I think this will make a difference. I realize how frustrating it is to have a cake come out dry but this one really is not Read More
(29)
Rating: 1 stars
04/21/2003
Very disappointing. I was expecting a custard like cake. This cake was dry and very much like a boxed cake mix. I felt like crying after the taste test. What a waste of my time and ingredients. Chocolate frosting helped a bit but would never consider making this cake again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Very good worth the work. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/26/2007
It was a waste of time and ingredients and it was very dry! Not what I was expecting at all. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/26/2010
I have to say I was very disappointed. The cake was dry. It was not over cooked the custard need better instructions. Read More
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