Chocolate Soda Cake

Carolyn Parke


This was my mothers recipe and a favorite of our family. My children, nieces, and nephews still use this recipe today. It has always been a family reunion favorite.


★★★★★ 2 votes

10 Min
1 Hr


  • 2 c
  • 1 c
  • 2
  • 2 c
  • 3 c
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp
    clove, ground
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 4 Tbsp
    cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 c
    warm water
  • 1 c
    raisins (optional)
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts (optional)

How to Make Chocolate Soda Cake


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Blend sugar and shortening in large mixing bowl.
  3. add eggs, milk, and vanilla. mix well
  4. In another bowl mix flour, cloves, nutmeg, salt, and soda.
  5. Add wet mixture to dry mixture.
  6. Dissolve soda and cocoa into water then add to mixture.
  7. Add raisins and nuts
  8. Grease and flour 9 by 13 cake pan.
  9. Pour batter into cake pan. Tap bottom of cake pan gently on counter to release excess bubbles.
  10. Bake on 350 degrees for 45 minutes

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About Chocolate Soda Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom

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