Chocolate Cake Recipes

Turn a gluten free muffin mix into a nice treat for a Sunday afternoon, or make it when you want to entertain your friends. This chocolate cake has a subtle hint of coffee and whiskey, which adds to the rich flavor. Served with an extra dollop of dairy free dessert topping, this cake will make your guests think that you bought it at the local coffee shop. Imagine their surprise when they realize that you were the talented baker!


Total Time: one hour, excluding time to cool off before decorating

Yield: 10-12 slices of yummy cake


  • 375 g Organic gluten free chocolate muffin mix
  • 125 ml milk
  • cooking oil
  • 60 ml Scotch whiskey
  • 30 ml instant coffee powder, dissolved in 10 ml hot water
  • 5 ml eggs
  • 2 non-stick cooking spray
  • To decorate: 250 ml dairy free dessert topping, grated dark chocolate and small chocolate balls


  1. Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a bowl. Use a wooden spoon to mix well together.
  3. Lightly grease a 9" bread loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the pan.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes, or until a test skewer comes out clean when inserted into the middle.
  6. Allow to cool off completely before decorating.
  7. Use an electric whisk to whip the dessert topping until it forms stiff peaks and holds its shape well.
  8. Use a piping bag to pipe small cream rosettes on the cake.
  9. Add the chocolate balls to the top of the cream rosettes.
  10. Sprinkle a thick layer of grated chocolate on top.
  11. Serve with a dollop of dessert topping and strong filter coffee.
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It was super late, when the kiddos and I had a sweet tooth. I was tired and feeling lazy, thus the name. I wanted something super easy and quick, but we were out of everything! I had a cake mix, chocolate chips and pumpkin. Not even any eggs!

piece of cake

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March 2, 2011

Easy and delicious. Just dump everything into a bowl and beat it a little. I usually use a sheet cake pan and bake at 350 degrees F. for 35 minutes.

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A super-moist delicious chocolate cake that will make you want to keep one on the cake plate all the time. Note the use of Self-Rising Flour in this recipe

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This cake is delicious! I honestly have never made one that I liked better. And yes, this is still dessert, and still sugary... but it is much healthier than your average box cake. Please try this, it's so good!

Chocolate Cake

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Making a cake in one pan turns into a very moist cake.

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Sweet and spicy!

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The cake recipe speaks for itself in it's name. It is out of the 7th printing of Betty Crocker's Cookbook, printed in 1971. The frosting recipe was given to me from my daughter, Kelly. I don't know where it originally came from.

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November 24, 2004

When baking chocolate cakes, dust the pan with some of the dry chocolate cake mix instead of flour since flour usually leaves white spots on the cake.

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This makes a very moist chocolate cake! I love it because it uses ingredients I always have in my pantry.

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In a small bowl, combine cocoa and hot water until smooth; cool. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.

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Put dry ingredients in bowl together. Blend and add remaining ones. Beat 2 minutes or until smooth. Bake at 350 degrees F about 35 minutes.

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Chocolate Decadence Cake Recipe. Chop chocolate into small chunks and set aside. Combine cake mix, eggs, water, sour cream and oil. Blend, then beat at medium speed of electric mixer for 4 minutes. Fold in chopped chocolate. . .

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Chocolate-Silk Mousse Cake recipe. One day or up to three days ahead: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Butter bottom and side of an 8 inch springform pan.

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Combine 1 1/2 cups milk and pudding mix; with mixer, beat 1 minute (mixture will be very thick). Spoon into crust.

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September 9, 2005

This chocolate cake is full of flavor, with less guilt.

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June 8, 2005

Combine chocolate morsels, half and half, and butter in a saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring until melted and smooth.

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I am looking for Texas Sheet cake recipe please. Thanks!

Misty from Ohio


By Chris from PA. (Guest Post)
November 6, 20080 found this helpful

Bring to a boil:1 cup margarine
4 Tbsp. Cocoa
1 Cup Water
Cool all Slightly

Have ready in large bowl:
2 cups Flour
2 Cups Sugar
1 Cup Sour Milk
1/2 tsp. Salt

Add hot mixture,stir well. Pour into greased and floured cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees 20-25 minutes. Cool cake slightly. Top with frosting.


Make while cake is baking.
4 Tbsp Cocoa
1 Stick Margarine or Butter
6 Tbsp Milk
1 tsp.Vanilla
1 Box Confectioners Sugar
1 Cup Chopped Nuts

Bring to a boil and add 1 box powdered sugar and one cup of nuts.

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November 6, 20080 found this helpful

This is a family favorite of ours,
Texas Brownies (Grandmas Card #81)
this was a free mail out about 16 years ago ,

2 C Flour
2 C sugar
1 C marg.(2 sticks)
1 C strong coffee (leftover is fine)
1/4 C cocoa
1/2 C buttermilk ( or whats in the fridge!)
2 Large eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla

In a large bowl combine flour and sugar, set aside

In saucepan, combine marg, coffee, and cocoa, stir and heat till it boils.

Pour boiled mixture over flour and sugar in the bowl. Add your milk, eggs, soda and vanilla.
Mix well by hand or use you mixer.

Pour into well buttered 18 x 11 cookie sheet.

Combine 1/2 cup marg,
2 TB cocoa,
1/4 C milk, in a saucepan,
Heat to boiling, remove from stove
Add 3 1/2 C icing sugar stir well, next add -
1 - 1/12 tsp of extract, we prefer peppermint, but you can use vanilla , or whatever you like.

Bake Brownies at 325 for about 20 min.
or until they test done in the center.
we have a convection oven so it bakes faster.

Cool brownies until warm, not hot, spread warm (not hot) frosting and good luck having any leftovers!!

Blessings, nallorey

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