Auntie Barb's Moist Chocolate Cake

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

My Auntie Barb always makes the best chocolate cake and it is so moist and delicious. If you are looking for the ultimate chocolate cake, this is the one that you have to make!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl combine the sugar and margarine well and then add the buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla and eggs.
  2. Using a 2 cup measuring cup put the cocoa in and pour the boiling water overtop and mix well.
  3. Add this to the above mixture.
  4. Combine the flour and baking soda and add to the cocoa mixture.
  5. The batter will be thin.
  6. Pour the batter into a greased and floured 9 x 13 pan.
  7. Bake a 350 for 30-40 minutes or when tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
Most Helpful

@rachelmjohns- try subbing 1 cup hot STRONG coffee in place of water. =)

deneencooks February 05, 2012

It was very good but it needs something else to really make it amazing....

rachelmjohns March 09, 2011

Very moist , good homemade cake! I used Simple Chocolate Glaze to drip down over the top of the cakes. Yes, instead of one large cake I made individual bundt cakes. Thanks very much for posting! Good recipe! Made for the Cake-A-Thon in memory of Chef-I-Am.

Marlene. September 29, 2007