Grandmothers best ever chocolate cake

mary hendricks


This was one my English Grandmother made and had in her box hand written around 1919. This is seriously the best chocolate cake ever. I don't know where she got it from.. Maybe Hershey? The secret is the boiling water . It tempers the cocoa ...making chocolate and makes it so moist and kinda fudgey. I get requests for this one. My manboy could eat in 1 day if I would have let him.


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10 Min
30 Min


  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 c
  • 3/4 c
    unsweetend cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable oil
  • 2
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    boiling water

How to Make Grandmothers best ever chocolate cake


  1. Preheat oven 350°
    Prepare 2, 9inch pans grease and floured
  2. Mix dry ingredients. Flour sugar cocoa salt baking powder and soda
  3. Separate bowl blend milk oil eggs and vanilla
  4. Add dry mix into liquid and mix on medium until well combined
  5. Reduce speed and slowly add BOILING water to battee
    Beat on high speed about a minute to add air.
  6. Pour into prepared pans bake 30 -35 minutes. Cake will spring back when pressed when done.
  7. Cool15 minutes remove from pans to cool and ice with your favorite.

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About Grandmothers best ever chocolate cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtag: #Chocolate cocoa

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