Homemade Chocolate Cake

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by quixoposto

This is a recipe that has been handed down in the Post family. The cake when baked may have a crack down the middle. The cupcakes come out perfect.

Top Review by mianbao

I used this recipe to make cupcakes, following the recipe with one exception - I used plain yogurt instead of buttermilk. I have seen that given as an acceptable substitute, but it is a substitute, and may have made the cake batter a little looser. I say this because the cupcakes sort of drooped off to one side, rather than rising into a nicely shaped dome. The fan on my oven may have had something to do with this, too, but I don't have the problem when I make muffins. The flavor of the cake is reasonable, in my opinion, but not very rich. I think an icing would make it nicer. The recipe itself, is simple, but could perhaps include a few more details, such as to what consistency the liquid should be beaten, or what size pans would be appropriate. If I were giving stars for the cake I made, I would say 4 stars, but I will leave stars off because of my substitution. Thank you for taking the time to post this recipe and giving me the experience of trying it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Sift the dry ingredients together 3 times.
  3. Beat the eggs, buttermilk, oil and vanilla together.
  4. Mix wet with dry ingredients.
  5. Add 1 cup boiling water.
  6. Lower the oven to 350°F Bake the cake 1 hour.

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