12 Reviews

My six year old daughter did all the measuring and mixed this cake with a whisk. Talk about easy! We used 1/4 cup olive oil and 1/4 tsp salt in place of the melted margarine, and we added 1 tsp instant coffee granules to the hot water. Moist, dark, easy, and takes ingredients we always have on hand. Five stars plus, in our book.

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DancesInGarden June 19, 2006

Simple & delicious! I subbed organic coconut oil for the margarine with perfect results.We love our dark chocolate cake topped with white frosting, so I made a simple butter cream with confectioner's sugar to top it. Will be using this recipe again. Thank you for posting!

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Princess Pea May 21, 2013

I made this today pretty much as directed except I decreased the hot water to 3/4 and made up the diff with Kalua (coffee liquor). It came out great, dark & chocolatey, moist and sweet. I could eat it by itself but I did make a simple chocolate frosting to top it. I guess I needed a little pick me up. It really is an easy cake to make and just what I was looking for, thanks!

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claudiansatx April 25, 2012

This was good and easy to make. I followed the recipe other then I used half sugar and half Splenda. I also used butter instead of margarine as that is what I buy. I didn't top mine with confectioners sugar as we didn't think it needed it. This is a tasty little cake- not too sweet.

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bmcnichol July 28, 2009

Great, little cake. Flavor was good and just the right size. I made it with real butter, added 1 tsp. of vanilla and a handful of chocolate chips. I could have ate the whole pan. Thanks for the great little recipe.

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Take a Letter Maria October 20, 2007

Wow! This flavor knocked my socks off! What a surprise for such a simple recipe!

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bonniebmarshall May 05, 2007

This was really good! I only used 1/2 c. sugar and I used real butter instead of margarine. I will definitely make this again! Thanks!

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Shelly #5 January 23, 2007

Quick, easy, and you probably have everything you need to make it at home. I topped with shredded coconut and a few chocolate chips before baking. I also cut the sugar about a quarter of a cup. Very nice recipe.

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Kasha November 07, 2006

Simply delish! This cake is so moist and delicious, and relatively low in calories for chocolate cake. I only had 3/4 cup of sugar on hand so I had to substitute powdered sugar for the other 1/4. My cake was finished after 27 minutes of baking. Thanks for this great recipe!

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JPerez August 26, 2006

Delicious, moist, and easy! I made a lighter version by substituting 1/2 cup of the sugar with 1/2 cup of Splenda, and I used Egg Beaters. Thanks, Katha!

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Joanna713 July 11, 2005
Chocolate Snack Cake