20 minute chocolate cake

20 Minute Chocolate Cake Recipe

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My mother made this cake for many family gatherings. I loved it as a child and still love it as an adult.


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20 Min


  • 2 c
    sifted flour,
  • 2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 stick
  • 1/2 c
  • 4 Tbsp
    cocoa, unsweetened powder
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
    milk, sour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 stick
  • 4 Tbsp
    cocoa, unsweetened powder
  • 4-6 Tbsp
    milk, whole
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c
    chopped nuts of choice (pecans or walnuts)
  • 1 lb
    powder sugar

How to Make 20 minute chocolate cake


  1. Sift 2 cups flour into a bowl with 2 cups of sugar.
  2. Mix in a sauce pan 1 stick margarine, 1/2 cup shortening, 4 Tablespoons cocoa unsweetened powder,1 cup water.dry ingredients.
  3. Bring to a boil then pour over dry ingredients. Mix well then add: 1/2 cup sour milk, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  4. Mix well then pour over well buttered , floured large sheet cake pan 1 inch deep. Bake 20 minutes at 400 degree's. I sometimes use powdered unsweetened cocoa instead of flour to coat the pan.
  5. Icing: Bring just to a boil, 1 stick margarine, 4 Tablespoons cocoa unsweetened powder, 4-6 Tablespoons milk, 1 pound powder sugar, then add 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 cup chopped nuts of choice-optional. Beat until smooth with a spoon. Ice cake while hot. Let sit over night.

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Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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