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Chocolate Cake


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup milk
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  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/2 lb. butter or margarine
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 eggs


Cream butter with sugar. Sift dry ingredients together. Add eggs to creamed mixture and alternate milk with dry ingredients, just enough to blend. Add hot water last and vanilla. Do not over-beat. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 35-40 minutes in a 9x13 inch pan that is greased and floured or 2 layer pans (9 inch), greased and floured.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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March 5, 2011 Flag

Its a simple, easy and moist chocolate cake.


  • 3 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 6 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. vanilla essence
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
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  • 3 cups castor sugar
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups hot milk
  • 3/4 cup sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon powder

*Castor sugar is also known as superfine or 10x sugar.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. (180 degrees C.) Prepare a large baking tray. Break eggs into a large bowl. Add sugar gradually to eggs while beating the mixture will change pale and thin. Combine milk, oil and vanilla essence in a jug.

Sift dry ingredients and add to egg mixture alternating with liquid mixture (milk, oil and vanilla). Mix all well until smooth and pour into greased and lined pan.

Bake on centre rack for 35-40 minutes. Remove from oven and let it cool in pan.

Remove from pan and decorate as you desire. Chocolate or vanilla icing will do.

Servings: 10-15
Time:20-25 Minutes Preparation Time
40 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: I always bake this chocolate cake for family birthdays. It's soft and moist.

By Dorty from SA


Chocolate Cake

I like the idea of using cinnamon :-) Thanks! (10/01/2009)

By Deeli

Chocolate Cake

10x and super fine sugar are 2 completely different things. Superfine looks just like regular sugar you put in coffee and tea. 10x sugar is also known as powdered sugar because it looks like talcum powder. (11/18/2009)

By sandy63

Chocolate Cake

The very fine sugar like powder we call it icing sugar. The The little coarse sugar we call castor sugar. The sugar we use for tea and coffee is coarse. (03/25/2010)

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October 1, 2009 Flag

A favorite of many!


  • 1 stick margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 can chocolate syrup, Hershey's (reg. size)
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 Tbsp. milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips


Beat margarine, sugar and eggs well. Add chocolate syrup, flour, vanilla and baking powder; mix well. Pour into a greased brownie pan. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

Topping: Boil butter, milk and sugar for 30 seconds and add chocolate chips and mix until melted.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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  • 1 1/4 cups sifted flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 6 Tbsp. cocoa
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup + 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
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  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup boiling water


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3 Tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


Combine flour, baking soda and cocoa. Sift mixture 3 times. In separate bowl, cream shortening. Add sugar, and cream until light. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat for 2 minutes after each addition. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating at medium speed after each addition. Add vanilla. Add water, 1/3 at a time, beating well after each addition. Pour batter in two ungreased 8 inch cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes.

For Frosting: In top of double boiler over simmering water, combine sugar, salt, cream of tartar, egg whites and water. Beat with electric mixer at top speed 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and beat one minute. Add vanilla; blend. Frost cake.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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