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Favorite Chocolate Cake Recipe
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Favorite Chocolate Cake Recipe

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This cake is extra chocolaty. The recipe makes a perfect number of servings, so leftovers are never a problem.—Janice Arnold, Gansevoort, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • Confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 203 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 243 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Add egg and butter; mix well. Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Moist Chocolate Cake in Taste of Home February/March 1998, p13

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 203 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 243 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 7, 2014

I whipped this cake up in no time. My son hates icing, so this cake is perfect. It came out really moist. I just snuck a piece will still hot. I think it would taste good with chocolate drizzle on top. I

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Reviewed Apr. 23, 2014

What a yummy little chocolate cake,perfect for a small family.Just a dab of whipped cream is all we used .My go to cake for something easy and chocolaty.

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Reviewed Jan. 16, 2014

This is one of the best chocolate cake recipes I have tried. It is so moist! I doubled it with no problem. I also added 1 teaspoon or so of espresso powder to bring out the chocolate flavor a little more. Thanks for the recipe! This will be my go-to chocolate cake recipe from now on.

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Reviewed May. 6, 2013

I made this for my Mom's birthday cake. It turned out absolutely perfect!

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Reviewed Sep. 5, 2011

so easy and quick. this is officially my go-to cake in a pinch.

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