One Damn Fine Chocolate Cake

chocolateckeTrust me, I’m an aficionado. Nothing is sadder than to see a big ol’ chunk of chocolate cake, bite into it and find it dry and tasteless with a thin skim of tasteless frosting attached.

I mean it makes a girl want to weep.

Desserts are special things and they HAVE to be special.

This is a great tasting cake, and easy to make. It is great as the base of a poke cake, but is just fine frosted as is. It makes a generous two layers.

Try it. I’m sure you will agree.


  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two nine-inch round pans.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla, mix for 2 minutes on medium speed of mixer. Stir in the boiling water last. Batter will be thin. Pour evenly into the prepared pans.
  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until the cake tests done with a toothpick. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.


NOTES: As I said, I used this as a base for a poke cake and it worked out perfectly. However it’s more than moist enough to stand on its own.

SOURCE: All Recipes

OVEN: 350°

OVEN TIME: 30-35 minutes

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