Homemade Chocolate Cake Recipe
- 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
- 1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Add the water, oil, vanilla and vinegar; mix well (batter will be thin).
- 2. 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.
- 3. For frosting, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add the confectioners' sugar, cocoa, salt, milk and vanilla; mix well. Spread over cake. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12-15 servings.
1 piece: 413 calories, 17g fat (5g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 385mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
Reviews for Homemade Chocolate Cake
"Dense, flavorless besides a flour aftertaste. Followed the recipe exactly. Worst cake I've ever made."
"Did not like this at all. Very dense probably cause there are no eggs in it. Won't make again."
"Only tried the frosting, but it was awesome! Also, I used an 8 oz pack of cream cheese instead of a 3 oz."
"It is a delicious moist cake that the whole family loves!"
"I made this cake this evening, instead of using cocoa I used special dark cocoa. This cake was a huge hit with my family. It is absolutely delicious. I especially liked that the recipe required no eggs. I didn't have all the ingredients for an icing/frosting, so we drizzled special dark chocolate syrup over the cake and topped it with reddi whip."
"The cake is awesome !!! I have made it three times now ."
"AMAZING! I have made this cake 2, soon to be 3, times and every single time it has been a HUGE hit. The icing is what really tops it off (no pun intended). I don't think I will ever use a different recipe! This one is perfect!"
"I made this today for my husbands birthday. I doubled the batch and made 2, 9 in round cakes. In place of water I used half water and half milk. I also used half the amount of oil and the other half applesauce. Like others did. I ended up baking them 40 minutes the first go around with an additional 24 minutes with aluminum foil around them the second time. They still had a pudding consistency in the middle so I went with it and it tastes great. Added bonus :-)"
"Awesome super moist cake. Can't believe it has no eggs or butter. My family loved it. I paired it with a simple buttercream. I am going to try it with splenda next time and ill repost if it turns out."
"im going to make this but i have a question if someone could answer for me. can you taste the vinegar in the cake?"
"This recipe is a winner! All 6 of us in this home LOVED it, all of it. Nice, dense, moist.... wonderful!"
"Wow is all I have to say about this amazing, moist, easy to make cake! Reading previous reviews, I too, was skeptical about not using eggs. This cake is so moist! Truly one of the best cakes I have ever made or eaten! The only change I made to the original recipe was instead of 2 cups water, I used 1 cup water and 1 cup milk. Also, the icing recipe was delicious as well...I did have to use a bit more milk for the icing than stated. Will definitely make this cake again!"
"Yes! It was easy to make and absolutely delicious."
"my family love this cake."
"My husband at the last minute change his mind about what birthday cake he wanted and I didn't have any eggs on hand. So I came across this recipe and I was nervous about making it without eggs but it turned out so moist and delicious! I used the chocolate cream cheese frosting for the inside layer and used regular cream cheese frosting for the top. Now it is my go-to magnificent chocolate cake! I have it requested all the time for family birthday cakes."
"I made this cake for the cousins and family of my husband. I take some risk because here in Germany they make really good cakes, I took a chance and it was a rock succes!!! The cake run off so fast that I couldn´t believe it!!! every one was surprise without eggs!! unbelievable and good for vegetarian people!! . I add nutmeg. I put only one cup white sugar and 3/4 brown sugar and is tastes better not too much sugar on it. I put a package philadelfia of 175 and one more of 150g. Frosting I put only 1 cup 1/4 confectioners sugar and a little bit of brown sugar. and some rasp chocolate at the end. I add also vanilla. MMMMh I`d highly recommended the best of the best cakes I ever tasted before!!"
"i was a little scared from the no butter or eggs and also the batter did not taste very good but the cake turned out delicious and its really good with just a creamy buttercream icing!"
"This cake was WONDERFUL!! My family and I loved it.I was a little nervous at first because it didnt use eggs but it turned out so great that my family has asked for more!!"
"Exceptionally moist and tasty. I was skeptical about not using eggs, but I substituted 1/2 cup of milk instead of some of the water and added a dash of nutmeg. I have NEVER made a moist cake from scratch but this was great. I did reduce the quantity but found that at 350 I had to bake for 50 minutes in a 9 inch round instead of around 30 minutes as recommended"
"Today is Thanksgiving and our family is spending the holiday at our cabin. I didn't have a dessert planned, so I found this recipe on tasteofhome.com. The ingredients I had were limited, so I didn't add vanilla and I substituted half of the water for milk. I'll admit, I was very skeptical since there weren't any eggs in the recipe. Also, I didn't have a 13 x 9 cake pan, so I cut the recipe in half to make a 9" round cake, which I still baked for the 30 minutes. This cake is the richest and moistest chocolate cake I have ever tasted!!!... No exaggerating!"
"Just made this tonight and it was amazing! I had to bake my cake for 50 minutes and it came out a little lopsided but my family didn't mind as it tasted so good. I didn't have cream cheese for the icing but I had a tub of cream cheese frosting. I added coconut flavoring to the frosting and a few teaspoons of half and half and it was wonderful! I will definitely make this cake over and over again!"
"Very easy recipe with excellent flavor. I was nervous about the vinegar, but this cake was moist and delicious."
"This cake is really easy, and something that you can turn to when you don't have much time. And it's delicious too, into the bargain!"
"This recipe takes me back to the days when my grandmother made them the way this one tastes!!"
"This cake was amazing! I could have earen the frosting alone!!CA"
"This is very good !!!"