Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe
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Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe

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The cake reminds me of my grandmother, because it was one of her specialties. I bake it often for family parties, and it always brings back fond memories. The cake is light and airy with a delicious chocolate taste. This recipe is a keeper! —Patricia Kreitz, Richland, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup brewed coffee
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • FAVORITE ICING:
  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 636 calories, 37 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 61 mg cholesterol, 549 mg sodium, 73 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Sift together dry ingredients in a bowl. Add oil, coffee and milk; mix at medium speed 1 minute. Add eggs and vanilla; beat 2 minutes longer. (Batter will be thin.)
  2. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans (or two 8-in. round baking pans and six muffin cups).
  3. Bake 25-30 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans. Cool on wire racks.
  4. Meanwhile, for icing, combine milk and flour in a saucepan; cook until thick. Cover and refrigerate.
  5. In a bowl, beat butter, shortening, sugar and vanilla until creamy. Add chilled milk mixture and beat 10 minutes. Frost cooled cake. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Moist Chocolate Cake in Taste of Home February/March 1993, p63

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 636 calories, 37 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 61 mg cholesterol, 549 mg sodium, 73 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 8, 2014

"ABSOLUTELY DELCIOUS! And so easy to make! I just made it this afternoon with my kids, and it is a HUGE hit. I used the "Vanilla Frosting Recipe" from TOH because I needed something simple for the kids to help me with. Thank you so much for sharing!"

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Reviewed Oct. 3, 2014

"This cake is amazing! You really must try it. Do use the coffee as well. It doesn't taste like coffee. I made it with regular and decaf and preferred the decaf cake. My husband and our 3 boys also loved the flavor. This cake is very moist. I won't ever buy another box cake again. Now...the frosting...not very good. It tasted waxy and like shortening. It turned out just as stated but doesn't compare to buttercream. I used this frosting recipe the first time I made the cake and was disappointed in it. The second time I made it and used a vanilla meringue buttercream and it was perfect. Thank you for the wonderful cake recipe!"

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Reviewed Oct. 1, 2014

"I was very nervous about baking a chocolate cake, I have had my share of to dry....but not this one. It was WONDERFUL. The only adjustment I used just a little more then a quarter cup of coco powder. The color was just right, Will bake again very very soon!!!"

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Reviewed Sep. 22, 2014

"Made this cake today and it was delicious, nice and chocolaty. I used 8 inch round pans and baked at 325 degrees but had to bake for 45 minutes not 25 minutes as stated in the recipe. Will definitely make this again"

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Reviewed Sep. 22, 2014

"Made this recipe this weekend for my mother-in-law's birthday - it was so moist and tasty! Everyone loved it, and asked for more. I used cream cheese icing and it was just the right amount of sweet. You definitely CANNOT taste the coffee in it. Just chocolate, yummy chocolate!!"

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