Nineteen Forty Eight Cocoa Cake

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by angelfan

This is an old recipe that has become a family favorite. The only problem is it doesn't last long, is all eaten before you know it.

Top Review by woodland hues

Awefully nice! Good old-fashioned chocolate cake. I used a buttercream icing and decorated with chocolate shavings. I used buttermilk for the sour milk, and created a blend of low-carb or gluten-free flours (rice, amaranth, kamut, barley) instead of white or whole wheat. It's dense and heavier, but still yummy and satisfyingly chocolatey!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix water, cocoa, and baking soda first, set aside while mixing remaining ingredients.
  2. Cream butter and sugar add eggs.
  3. Add half the flour and half the milk beat then add rst of flour and rest of milk.
  4. Last, add the cocoa mixture and mix well.
  5. Stir in vanilla.
  6. Bake in two well greased and floured pans at 350°F for 30 minutes or until cake test done.
  7. Frost with your favorite icing.
  8. Cake will take on a red color after cooling.

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