- 2/3 cup butter, softened
- 1-2/3 cups sugar
- 3 large 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 13x9-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 forClassic Chocolate Cake
"Too funny Mary! My sister would be dumb enough to do the same thing lol. Great recipe, thanks for sharing."
"good if my dumb sister hadnt added 1 and 1/4 CUPS of baking soda"
"This was a very good cake."
"I have made this cake many times and it's always perfection. To those having bad results, it's not the recipe.... you did something wrong."
"I was very disappointed with the cake. It was so dry. I give it no stars."
"Measure your ingredients carefully, use what's listed in the recipe and be sure to read it carefully.If you are beating your eggs too long after adding, using a whip attachment, letting your batter sit after it's been mixed you will not get good results. Everything going on with these ingredients is reaction. The mixing starts and ends quickly and then the cake goes right into the oven. Timing is Everything!"
"Just came out of the oven. Made round pans for my mom's birthday... she will be getting one layer, as I have decided to keep one for myself!!!! BUWAHAHAHAHA. But seriously, this cake is delicious. I only changed it a little by adding a splash of oil after reading the "dry" comments. So delicious. Light, fluffy, perfect."