Great Grandma Young's Homemade Chocolate Cake

Ted Wildman


This cake recipe I found going through my grandmother's recipe books. This recipe was written in old hand writing in a book dated 1923. It is a family hit and I get begged to make it for every family get-together. You cannot go wrong with this one! I updated the recipe a bit to my own tastes but it still holds to its origins. This is a NO EGG recipe! Yeah!


★★★★★ 3 votes

12 servings
20 Min
25 Min
Convection Oven


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3 c
all purpose flour
2 c
sugar, white
1/3 c
baking cocoa
2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
2 c
3/4 c
i use vegatable oil or coconut oil (updated from original)
2 tsp
vanilla extract, i use pure and a tad less on measure.
2 tsp


1 pkg
cream cheese, softened
1/4 c
butter, you can use margarine in a pinch but use butter!
2 c
confectioners' sugar
1/3 c
bakers cocoa (i love hersheys but use what you like)
3 Tbsp
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract

How to Make Great Grandma Young's Homemade Chocolate Cake


  • 1In a mixing bowl combine the dry ingredients (The first five.) Add the water, oil, vanilla, and vinegar; mix well(batter will be thin).
  • 2Pour into a greased 13x9x2 in pan or 2 9 inch round cake pans. Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool completely.
  • 3For Frosting, in a mixing bowl mix cream cheese and sugar. then add remaining ingredients till well blended and then frost your cake and enjoy! NOTE: I usually melt the butter and mix with wet ingredients in a bowl prior to adding to mixer. I found it makes it come out fantastic!

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About Great Grandma Young's Homemade Chocolate Cake

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

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