Chocolate Cake Recipe

Lisa Glass Recipe

By Lisa Glass Sqrlmama

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When my mother passed away, a close family friend made us two wonderful cakes. One was the Kentucky Apple cake, which was a hit with the big guys, and the other was this moist, dense chocolate cake, which was a hit with my three sons and their friends. My twin boys requested this for their birthday with one stipulation - they each wanted their own cake, just for them! Oh, and don't be thrown off by the inclusion of coffee in the recipe. You would never know it's there. Matter of fact, if my boys knew it was in there, they would freak out since they hate coffee!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
It's true... This is one of the best chocolate cakes we have ever made! Simple and straightforward, this is one of those recipes that everyone will love. (Be sure to have plenty o' milk on hand... yum!)


1 3/4 c
all purpose flour
2 c
3/4 c
cocoa powder
2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
1 c
strong black coffee, cooled
1 c
1/2 c
vegetable oil
1 tsp
real vanilla extract
1/2 c
margarine, softened
2 oz
melted unsweetened chocolate, cooled
3 c
powdered sugar
3 Tbsp
2 tsp
real vanilla extract

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Hashtags: #best, #chocolate cake

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May 16, 2015 - Dee * shared this recipe with discussion group: What's Cookin' Today?.
Jo Kelsey jkels
Feb 26, 2015
Perfect! I LOVE chocolate cake! My mother taught me to make the mayo cake as a child and I have made countless of them. Something about this one really hit my taste buds, however, plus it is so easy. I followed directions precisely for cake. I did use another frosting as it was also a new recipe I'd been wanting to try. I intend to do this one, however, with the next baking (and that will be SOON!) :) To the cream cheese based chocolate frosting I made, I also added some toasted, flaked coconut and lightly patted it onto the sides and top of the two layer frosted cake! True winner! Thank you for sharing. Oh, btw, I've been a member here for several years and I believe this is my very first post ever! Took a chocolate cake to do it!
khalida ali khalida_7
Feb 23, 2015
I have made it in a cupcake ,it's suppper i love this recipe
Penny Burkeen PennyB
Feb 19, 2015
I have made them into cupcakes, before. Turned out great!
Mickey Baron Mickey_Baron
Feb 19, 2015
Can you make these into cupcakes?