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Homemade Chocolate Cake

 Homemade Chocolate Cake
A rich chocolate frosting is the flavorful finishing touch to this moist from-scratch cake that's mixed in one bowl. It always turns out and is quickly gobbled up by friends and family. I'm asked to fix this favorite so often that the recipe card is an absolute mess! -Cindy Miller, Riverside, Iowa
12-15 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • CHOCOLATE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • Dash salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Add the water,
  • oil, vanilla and vinegar; mix well (batter will be thin).
  • Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for
  • 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes
  • out clean. Cool completely.
  • For frosting, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until

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Homemade Chocolate Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • fluffy. Add the confectioners' sugar, cocoa, salt, milk and vanilla;
  • mix well. Spread over cake. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12-15
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 413 calories, 17 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 385 mg sodium, 64 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.