- 2/3 cup butter, softened
- 1-2/3 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup baking cocoa
- 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/3 cups milk
- Confectioners' sugar or favorite frosting
- In a bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating until smooth after each addition. Pour batter into a greased and floured 13-in. x 9-in. pan.
- Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool on a wire rack. When cake is cool, dust with confectioners' sugar or frost with your favorite frosting. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Reviews for Classic Chocolate Cake
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"Very delicious! This recipe was very simple to make, and the cake turned out to be very tasty. It was perhaps a bit on the dry side, so next time I will try some sort of trick in order to make it more moist."
"cooked it a little too long so it was a little dry but other than that it was delicious!"
"Literally followed every direction to the T and only filled the backing pan about one 3rd of the way full and after 10 min it smelled SO bad... I opened the oven and there was gross chocolate goo everywhere. I don't know what happened. But I'm really mad because now my kitchen smells disgusting and there is burnt goo everywhere and NO CAKE. I was so excited to have a yummy chocolaty birthday cake for my best friend's child and now I have ruined her oven and her poor daughters birthday... #^%&^*$#& I'm so frustrated. Sorry, but this recipe was a disaster and now this kids birthday party sucks."
"Love this cake! My whole family loves it as well and it's rare for all of us to agree on a food. I prefer it with a sprinkle of powdered sugar on top, but hubs likes it with frosting. As long as I keep this cake covered, it stays moist and delicious!"
"pretty good... my friend and I made this cake today and the flavor was pretty good, however it wasn't all that moist. I would maybe suggest using more milk and quite a bit more milk and more cacao for a moister, stronger chocolate cake. :)"