Deb Weathers Recipe

Cold Water Chocolate Cake

By Deb Weathers deblovesteaching

Recipe Rating:
 4 Ratings
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Deb's Story

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.


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!!