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Chocolate cake

 

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I started making this cake many years ago. It seems that many home cooks have a special chocolate cake recipe that they like and this is mine. It is basic and one that I think Grama Elva used. I usually put sweetened whipped cream in between the layers, topping it off with Fabulous fudge frosting. I freeze it and then slice to serve.

https://lynzrealcooking.com/recipes-2/desserts-2/fabulous-fudge-frosting/

Chocolate cake

Ingredients

2/3 cup butter

1 3/4 cup white sugar

2 eggs

3/4  unsweetened baking cocoa

2 1/2 cups  sifted flour

1 1/4 cups cold water

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Grease and flour two cake pans. Make sure that the flour is not caked on but just a light dusting to cover all of the pan.

Grama Elva was always about creaming the butter and sugar well, adding eggs and beating until fluffy. So this is basically what I do in many recipes that call for a fluffy and tender end result. She also warned of putting too much flour because that might make your cake heavy. So, I am always careful when adding flour and in fact in this recipe I sift the flour before I add it.

Mix softened butter (not melted) with sugar until well combined, add in the eggs and beat until fluffy. Slowly add the cocoa on low speed so it does not create a huge mess! Scrape bowl well, add salt and soda mixing until incorporated. Add one cup of flour and  beat well, add 1/2 cup cold water and continue with this process of alternately adding cold water and flour (ending with flour) until ingredients are gone.

Pour batter into pans evenly. This will be a thicker batter so don’t worry if it does not pour easily. Place two cake pans into preheated oven and bake for approximately 30 minutes or until done, this really depends on your oven heat and the size of your pans. Do not over bake. Remove pans from oven and let them cool at least 10 minutes. Turn  pans over allowing cakes to rest on a cooling rack or whatever you like using for this purpose. Let cake cool completely before frosting.

You can serve this cake plain or with a frosting of your choice. Once cake has cooled I smooth a layer of sweetened whipped cream on a cake layer and carefully place the second layer on top. I frost this with fudge frosting and the link for that is listed below.

Fabulous Fudge frosting

https://lynzrealcooking.com/recipes-2/desserts-2/fabulous-fudge-frosting/

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88 Comments Post a comment
  1. Such a lovely cake, I needed a chocolate cake today having been bitten by the black dog, I could use a big piece of that right now. 🙂

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    January 31, 2018
  2. That looks so good Lynn, I gained 10 pounds just looking eat it.
    Leslie

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    January 31, 2018
  3. Oh my! I really want a piece of that cake right now!

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    January 31, 2018
  4. Mmmm. Chocolate is always a good idea. 🍓

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    January 31, 2018
  5. Yum!

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    January 31, 2018
  6. That looks super good!! 😃😃

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    January 31, 2018
  7. I would ask for this cake every birthday! I have asked for chocolate cake with chocolate frosting since I was old enough to ask for the cake I want for all but one birthday. My Mom grew weary of me always wanting the same cake.
    Once I asked for her cranberry squares instead of the chocolate cake. She was thrilled. 🙂

    I’m saving this recipe!

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    January 31, 2018
  8. Your cake looks so very delicious, sister. I will try it out, when I will have guests next time 🙂

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    January 31, 2018
  9. That looks delicious! Wow. 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

    January 31, 2018
  10. O my goodness I wants some! Thank you for the recipe and the tips, this is definitely something I am going to try, especially the fudge frosting. Belinda

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    January 31, 2018
  11. Yuuuummm! That’s what my day needs 😀

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    January 31, 2018
  12. Looks and sounds delicious Lynn

    Liked by 3 people

    January 31, 2018
  13. Alice #

    Looks and sounds delicious!! Chocolate cake cures all. ❤️

    Liked by 3 people

    January 31, 2018
  14. Wow, making me drool here Lynn! YUM!

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    January 31, 2018
  15. This sounds so delicious, Lynn! I will print the recipe. Thank you for sharing, Lynn!

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    January 31, 2018
  16. OMG There goes the springs on the weight scale

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    January 31, 2018
  17. I’ve been craving chocolate cake. I suppose one doesn’t need an excuse to have some… 😉 Thank you kindly for sharing. Oh and I’d do whipped cream too. Love that stuff!

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    January 31, 2018
  18. A lovely looking cake. I like the idea of whipped cream and freezing the cake to slice and serve. That could be very nice in the summer!

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    January 31, 2018
  19. I’m drooling….

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    January 31, 2018
  20. You can never go wrong with whipped cream! Every layer looks inviting…(K)

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    January 31, 2018
  21. Looks oh so delicious!

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    January 31, 2018
  22. The cake looks luscious, Lynn! Thank you for sharing. xoxox

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    January 31, 2018
  23. This looks so so yummy! The picture really got my attention! And mmmm the whipped cream layer is a great idea. I’d love to try this one! xx

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    January 31, 2018
  24. I love the short ingredient list. This sounds like I can actually bake this cake. Thanks!

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    January 31, 2018
  25. Not really a fan of chocolate, this could tempt me 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

    February 1, 2018
  26. Yum !!! Chocolate Cake is always good !!! xxx

    Liked by 2 people

    February 1, 2018
  27. YUM! I love chocolate cake and this cake looks and sounds wonderful!! xoxoxo

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    February 1, 2018
  28. Looks wonderful, and I like the idea of a whipped cream middle…

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    February 1, 2018
  29. Chocolate cake is my favorite. Tasty!

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    February 1, 2018
  30. I am having a virtual cup of coffee with you while we enjoy the cake. Yum!

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    February 1, 2018
  31. This looks SO good – I don’t have a go-to chocolate cake recipe. When I get back, I need to try this.

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    February 1, 2018
  32. Looks so GOOD… sharing and saving the recipe. Thanks, Lynz! xo

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    February 2, 2018
  33. Can I make this for breakfast? LOL! Looks delish!

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    February 3, 2018
  34. This looks a treat!! 😀😀 A great recipe and no wonder this is popular… I’m making a birthday cake this week and pulled out chocolate recipe cake but tempted to give yours a go if I can decipher the American cup amounts! We use scales and weigh in metric! Happy baking! 😀🍰

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    February 3, 2018
  35. Yummy..

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    February 4, 2018
  36. This looks delicious .. Naughty, but Nice! 🙂

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    February 9, 2018
  37. It looks so tasty…

    Like

    February 28, 2018
  38. Looks delicious!

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    March 7, 2018
  39. Chocolate is everyone’s favorite by default. There are hundreds of different types of chocolate cakes. Everyone has their favorite type. Everyone has their own secret recipe. Can’t claim one to be better than the other. Chocolate is amazing.
    P.S. your pictures look real and yummy

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    March 21, 2018
  40. Reblogged this on Random Repeat.

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    April 2, 2018
  41. Looks tasty!

    Like

    April 14, 2018

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