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chocolate dream cake aka best chocolate cake ever

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
penny jordan
Lubbock, TX

My Mom's Stand-By... "Chocolate Dream Cake" AKA "BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE EVER" I thought this recipe was a lost forever...but my sister found in some of Mom's things and passed it along to me. It was so worn and torn that I couldn't read it all. I found a recipe today on that seems to be the same from what I can see. This recipe comes from "Midwest Living" as well as the picture. It is named, "Best Chocolate Cake Ever"

★★★★★ 2
serves 12 to 16
prep time 50 Min
cook time 40 Min

Ingredients For chocolate dream cake aka best chocolate cake ever

  • 3/4 c
  • 3 lg
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 c
    unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp
    1 tsp. - baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 c
  • 2 tsp
  • 1-1/2 c

How To Make chocolate dream cake aka best chocolate cake ever

  • 1
    Allow butter and eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, lightly grease bottoms of two 8x8x2-inch square or 9x1-1/2-inch round cake pans. Line bottom of pans with waxed paper. Grease and lightly flour waxed paper and sides of pans. Or grease one 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Set pan(s) aside.
  • 3
    In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder; and salt; set aside.
  • 4
    In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.
  • 5
    Gradually add sugar, about 1/4 cup at a time, beating on medium speed until well combined (3 to 4 minutes). Scrape sides of bowl; continue beating on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  • 6
    Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition (about 1 minute total). Beat in vanilla.
  • 7
    Alternately add flour mixture and milk to beaten mixture, beating on low speed just until combined after each addition.
  • 8
    Beat on medium to high speed for 20 seconds more. Spread batter evenly into the prepared pan(s). Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 35 to 40 minutes for 8-inch pans and the 13x9x2-inch pan, 30 to 35 minutes for 9-inch pans, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • 9
    Cool cake layers in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans. Peel off waxed paper. Cool thoroughly on wire racks. Or place 13x9x2-inch cake in pan on a wire rack; cool thoroughly.
  • 10
    OPTION: Frost with Chocolate-Sour Cream Frosting.