Best Chocolate Cake

Top Review by bildcase

I had to keep checking the oven, and after four or five 5 minute increments of additional baking time, the cake came out done. I made the icing substituting coffee cream for the milk and it came out real creamy smooth and thick. Super dark chocolate with not too sweet an aftertaste, only a real rich 'chocolatey-ness'. Great for chocolate lovers... kind of fudge-like and brownie-like consistency.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Bring to a boil the 1/2 cup butter or margarine, 1/2 cup shortening, water and 1/4 cup cocoa.
  2. Remove from heat and add flour, sugar, 1/2 cup milk and vinegar.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Then add: eggs, baking soda and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  5. Mix well until lumps are gone. Pour into greased 9 x 13 inch pan.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  7. To Make Fudge Frosting: Combine in saucepan , 6 tablespoon butter or margarine, 4 tablespoons milk and cocoa.
  8. Bring to rolling boil.
  9. Remove from heat and add 3 cups confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  10. Beat until smooth.
  11. Spread on cooled cake.

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