Hand Me Down Chocolate Cake

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

My daughter got this recipe from Brownies when she was 8 yrs. old. She is now 36 and we still make it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla.
  3. Beat one minute at medium speed.
  4. Combine flour, baking soda and salt.
  5. Add alternately with water to creamed mixture.
  6. Pour batter into two greased and floured 8" pans.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
  8. Cool.
  9. Frost with chocolate frosting.


Most Helpful

WOW!!!!!! I love chocolates and thank you so much for putting such a lovely recipe online that too on the day when I won the SPRING contest here! I'll make this cake when I call my friends over for a party to celebrate today's thrill! Thanks once again.

Charishma_Ramchandani June 06, 2001

DELICIOUS CAKE, NOMNOMNOM!! Anywho, wonderful recipe, I do recommend greasing the pan entirely though! Also the first time I madethis I halved it, not being entirely sure of the amount it would yield. Even if it is only one layer, AMAKE THE WHOLE THING, otherwise you just have a sheet of moist delicious brownies ;) Fantastic recipe!

More Gun March 28, 2010

This is one of my all time favorite chocolate cake recipes. I have been using the same one for years. The only difference to mine is it has 2 cups of flour in it. Great recipe. :)

Miss_Cooks_Alot August 27, 2009

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