Chocolate Poor Boy Cake

Angela (Grammy) Derby


This recipe is an "oldie but a goodie"! My mom had this recipe for years, so I don't really know where the original came from, but, I promise you, this is one of the best chocolate cakes around, and so easy to make. In fact, I think it was this cake that helped my hubby fall in love with me...and he still loves both of us! Haha!


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3 c
2 c
2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
1/2 c
unsweetened baking cocoa
3/4 c
vegetable oil
2 Tbsp
white vinegar
2 tsp
vanilla extract
2 c
cold water

How to Make Chocolate Poor Boy Cake


  • 1Put dry ingredients in a bowl, mix lightly with fork to blend. Make a well in the middle; add liquids; mix well until all ingredients are blended and the batter is smooth.
  • 2Pour into an ungreased 9X13" baking pan or two 9" round pans.
  • 3Bake at 350'F for 30-35 minutes for sheet cake and 25-30 for layers or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean
  • 4This recipe also makes great cupcakes too...
    Place cupcake paper into each cup of 2 muffin pans (each pan yielding 12 muffins).

    Then fill each cup with 1 leveled off scoop of an ice cream scooper. (I love this, so easy.)

    Bake at 350°F in regular oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Yields 24 to 27 cupcakes

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About Chocolate Poor Boy Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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