Never Fail Chocolate Cake

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This cake is from the 40 and 50's My mother-in-law, Ruth Hinz, taught me to make this when I was newly married. It is so moist and dense--yummmy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put all ingredients in a bowl (don't mix till last item has been added).
  2. Pour into greased cake pan (can be made layer or sheet cake).
  3. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.
  4. When cooled spread with your favorite frosting.


Most Helpful

This cake had the old fashioned texture of a homemade cake, which we love, and was very moist and delicious! I frosted with a chocolate cream cheese frosting that just sent it over the top for us! Thanks for such a great cake Evalyn! We will make often in the future. Into my favorites this one goes! Thanks for sharing. Becky

beckyjacobs54 September 24, 2008

My kids loved this cake! So easy to make, basic ingredients, without all the preservatives in a cake mix. I frosted it with Kittencal's Chocolate Buttercream Frosting/Icing, Recipe #89207. Thanks for sharing the recipe

LI-Ray July 30, 2008

No no no. This struck out for me (and if you read my reviews, you will see that little ranks this low for me!) I'm sorry, but this tasted like a cheap sheet cake that can be bought at any local grocery store. I even used excellent ingredients. The batter looked lovely. The cake looked lovely. BEAUTIFUL presentation. But it was just cheap tasting and far too dense. My hubby wouldn't eat it. My daughter wouldn't eat it. My guests wouldn't finish their pieces (though they loved the whipped cream frosting I used). Bummer.

Food Snob in Israel July 07, 2007

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