Cold Water Chocolate Cake

Deb Weathers Recipe

By Deb Weathers deblovesteaching

My mom decorated cakes for years, and this is one of her best recipes. This cake is quite moist, and it doesn't "crumb," so it is great for frosting/decorating. We always choose this cake to celebrate birthdays in my family.

Recipe Rating:
 4 Ratings
Prep Time:
Cook Time:


2 c
granulated sugar
1/2 c
oleo margarine, softened (do not melt)
eggs, beaten
unsweetened chocolate squares, melted (or 1/2 c. cocoa)
1 c
cold water
3 c
flour with 2 tsp. baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt mixed in
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
water (alternate with flour mixture)

Directions Step-By-Step

Beat sugar and oleo until well mixed--looks like grainy, lighter colored butter.
Add beaten eggs and melted chocolate; mix well.
Add cold water and vanilla. Mix gently. Add remaining cold water alternately with flour mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees in a greased 9x13 pan or two round pans for a layer cake.
Cake is done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
  • Comments

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    Miki Riding missmiki - Aug 29, 2010
    Wooooooooooow Jane! This is an amazing recipe! THANK YOU FOR POSTING IT!
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    Debby DeRousse cakesbydebby - Aug 29, 2010
    i decorate cakes also so I am excited to try this recipe. Thanks for posting!
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    Camryn Meacham new2baking - Aug 29, 2010
    the last chocolate cake I made was crumbly and dry. A huge letdown. i am looking forward to trying this one. Thanks!
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    Deb Weathers deblovesteaching - Aug 30, 2010
    Thank you, All. Enjoy! Debby, I have another recipe that Mom used for decorating that I will post. It is called "Silver White Cake". Again, it is a moist cake and not too many crumbs! I hope they will work well for you.

    Best wishes!
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    Denzel Jolliff Denzeljolliff - Sep 5, 2010
    Wow!! I made your cake today and just finished a MEGA PIECE!! YUM!!
    My husband who does not like chocolate at some too, and liked it!!
    Thank you!!