Favorite Chocolate Cake Recipe

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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
MAKES:
9 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:
9 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.

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

Directions

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 piece: 203 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 243mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

  • 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
  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

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Rajiv User ID: 9241312 273071
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2017

"Wow it was very delicious and amazing for us. Good tips are given in this article which make it easy also.

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steelers2 User ID: 3612542 269274
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2017

"this cake is great"

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dytrammell User ID: 8692256 241480
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2016

"love love love this cake, it is so easy and moist,i actually have the recipe and it is called "moist chocolate cake" i dont have another chocolate recipe"

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Loiscooks User ID: 3656565 230199
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2015

"This cake is great.l I used non-gluten flour, and I used coconut sugar instead of white sugar. This cake took the substitutions well. The cake was delicious. The 8-inch square pan is just the right size of us. I made a frosting of butter, peanut butter, vanilla and coconut sugar. If you put coconut sugar through a blender, it will have a consistency like that of confectioners sugar. Everyone loved this cake."

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korymoran User ID: 7706624 229274
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2015

"This cake is really good!!! Highly recommended!!!"

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Amy the Midwife User ID: 2816815 219909
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2015

"I had extra "Rich chocolate Frosting" (also from TOH) after making 2 cakes for friends, so decided to make a small cake to keep. I added 1 tsp salt after noticing there was none in the recipe.

This recipe is very similar to another recipe I love which calls for a little vinegar in it and mixing it with a wooden spoon, so I added 1/2 tsp vinegar."

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juliacooks User ID: 7433760 219351
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2015

"I had an unexpected guest spending the night, so wanted to whip up a quick chocolate cake with ingredients on hand. I made this recipe and could not believe how quickly it came together and how delicious it was! Bravo, so glad it made a smaller cake and was gone quickly. Thanks again!"

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delowenstein User ID: 3766053 21802
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2014

"I recall preparing this recipe! I just greased an 8 or 9" square pan! I did add 1/2 tsp. salt!

This is a really great recipe for making a quick chocolate cake! delowenstein"

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AdrianneKathleen User ID: 7810435 46465
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2014

"Super easy and sooo delicious!!"

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kckamargo63 User ID: 7981779 23355
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2014

"Delicious cake! My niece loved it. She thought I'd made brownies!"

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