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Favourite Chocolate Cake?

Old 08-30-2021, 11:57 AM
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I want to make a great cake for my husband's birthday on Wednesday.
Share your favourite recipes with me for wonderful, no fail chocolate cakes!

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Old 08-30-2021, 07:01 PM
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My all-time favorite chocolate cake was the original Pillsbury Tunnel of Fudge cake, especially if it's allowed to mellow overnight. However Pillsbury stopped making the key ingredient, as I recall it was some kind of frosting that is mixed in. There is a revised recipe but I've never made it so won't recommend it. But I'm sure you'll be getting lots of good suggestions from your quilting friends here.
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Old 08-31-2021, 03:30 AM
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My husband's favorite combination of Chocolate cake. Easy Peasy. I make a devil's food cake, adding in chocolate chips, out of a box in a bundt pan. Drizzle, hot raspberry jam with seeds all around. The jam without seeds just doesn't have the same flavor. Then I melt chocolate frosting and drizzle it over the jam. Especially let it puddle in the center. I have totally made everything from scratch (except the jam). It doesn't matter. There's so much chocolate, it tastes the same.
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Old 08-31-2021, 05:06 AM
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My go to Choc. Cake recipe is from my Robinhood mini cookbook. I do it in my 9X13 glass pan but I donít do fancy . You could fancy it into a layer cake if wanted.
Easy Chocolate Cake
1-3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1-1/2 tsp. Baking soda
1-1/2 tsp. Baking powder
1 tsp. Salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup oil
2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup boiling water

Conbine dry ingredients in large mixer bowl
Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla
Beat 2 minutes at med. speed
Stir in boiling water ( batter will be thin)
Pour into greased 9X13 cake pan
Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean
Cool in pan or on wire rack.

When I first poured this thin batter in a pan, I thought it couldnít possibly work but it made the best choc cake. Even better the next day. I do add a couple of tsp. of vinegar to my cup milk and let it sour before adding to batter. I always add the vinegar to any milk in a cake recipe to give that extra little jolt to the baking powder/ baking soda for extra lift while baking.
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Old 08-31-2021, 05:18 AM
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any kind! If my has the fudge frosting my mom used to make. This is thick fudge frosting
1 C white sugar
1 block unsweetened baking chocolate
1/4 C milk
1/4 C butter
1 T corn syrup (white)
Bring to boil, boil one minute
hand beat till cool, if gets hard add a little cream or milk

Mom used to send one of use kids outside in the winter to beat this as it got cooled faster..it is a lot of hand beating! but very nummy, used to put the left overs on soda crackers...we loved those soda crackers too.
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Old 08-31-2021, 06:10 AM
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I love German Chocolate Cake. I usually cheat any more and by a boxed mix and the pecan frosting in the can. Makes a yummy cake.
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Old 08-31-2021, 06:47 AM
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My favorite is the one that use to be on the old metal can of Hershey's cocoa.

10 T melted oleo
6 T cocoa
2 c sugar
1 T vanilla
2 T vinegar
2 c cold water
3 c sifted flour
2 t. baking soda
2 t. salt


5 T flour
1 c milk
1/2 c oleo, softened
1/2 c vegetable shortening
1 c granulated sugar
1 t. vanilla
1/2 t salt
2 - 4 T cocoa
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Old 08-31-2021, 10:47 AM
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I hope I'm not too late to enter this recipe.

I love this Earthquake Cake recipe. It's not a "pretty" cake but I think it's delicious.
1 cup coconut
1 German Chocolate Cake mix
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese (softened)
1 (1 lb) box confectioners' sugar
Preheat oven to 350 deg. Spread coconut & pecans over the bottom of a greased 11"x15" pan. Make cake batter according to package directions & pour batter over coconut & pecans. In a medium bowl, combine butter & creame cheese with confectioners' sugar. Drop by spoonfuls on top of the cake. Do not stir. Bake 45 minutes. Allow to cool.
This cake can be iced with German Chocolate Cake Frosting or a yummy homemade chocolate frosting.
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Old 08-31-2021, 06:41 PM
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Not a fan of cake mixes. Our favorite chocolate cake is zucchini chocolate cake. Stats nice and moist a long time.
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Old 09-01-2021, 03:28 AM
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I was hoping for the good ole chocolate sheet cake recipe. Anyone?
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