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Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting Recipe
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Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting Recipe

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I once sent this rich chocolate cake to my kids' teachers, and it vanished, so I had to make another one. (Who swipes a whole cake?) —Megan Moelbert, Springville, NY
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon baking cocoa, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 to 5 tablespoons 2% milk

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 491 calories, 22g fat (8g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 399mg sodium, 74g carbohydrate (53g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line bottoms of two greased 9-in. round baking pans with parchment paper; grease paper.
  2. In a large bowl, beat sugar, water, oil, vinegar and vanilla until well blended. In a large bowl, whisk flour, sifted cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to sugar mixture, beating until smooth.
  3. Transfer batter to prepared pans. Bake 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire racks; remove paper. Cool completely.
  4. For frosting, sift confectioners' sugar and cocoa together. In a large bowl, beat butter and vanilla until blended. Beat in confectioners' sugar mixture alternately with enough milk to reach desired consistency. Spread frosting between layers and over top and sides of cake. Yield: 16 servings.
For chocolate sheet cake: Make batter as directed and transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Frosting recipe may be halved.
Originally published as Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting in Simple & Delicious December/January 2016


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sstetzel User ID: 158954 254053
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2016

"One of my absolute favorite cakes, super easy and moist!"

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amsm User ID: 8302234 253650
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2016

"Easy to make and great chocolate flavor! It is very moist!"

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LindaS_WI User ID: 7202558 242840
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2016

"I had to make a birthday cake for a friend who can't eat eggs and this cake was absolutely perfect. Everyone raved about it and no one knew it didn't have any eggs. The second time I made it, I used dairy-free margarine for the frosting and no one picked up on that either. I highly recommend this recipe for a quick and easy dessert."

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mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 240818
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2016

"Chocolate lover's cake! Quick prep."

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