Deb's StoryMy 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.
oleo margarine, softened (do not melt)
unsweetened chocolate squares, melted (or 1/2 c. cocoa)
flour with 2 tsp. baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt mixed in
water (alternate with flour mixture)
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1Beat sugar and oleo until well mixed--looks like grainy, lighter colored butter.
2Add beaten eggs and melted chocolate; mix well.
3Add cold water and vanilla. Mix gently. Add remaining cold water alternately with flour mixture.
4Bake at 350 degrees in a greased 9x13 pan or two round pans for a layer cake.
5Cake is done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Miki Riding missmiki - Aug 29, 2010
Wooooooooooow Jane! This is an amazing recipe! THANK YOU FOR POSTING IT!
Debby DeRousse cakesbydebby - Aug 29, 2010
i decorate cakes also so I am excited to try this recipe. Thanks for posting!
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!
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.
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!!