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    No-fail Moist Chocolate Cake

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    Total Time:

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    55 mins

    15 mins

    40 mins

    Tracy K's Note:

    This recipe was originally posted on another message board and tweaked by several people there... thanks to Sue B and CM for this great recipe! It makes a super-moist, deeply chocolatey cake that is a no-fail choice for sheet cakes and layer cakes alike. It is just as easy to make as a boxed cake and tastes a million times better.

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    Group One

    Group Two


    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350.
    2. 2
      Prepare pans (makes one 9x13 sheet cake or two 8- or 9-inch layers) by greasing and flouring (use cocoa powder to avoid white residue).
    3. 3
      In a large bowl, stir Group One ingredients together and set aside.
    4. 4
      In another large bowl, stir Group Two ingredients together.
    5. 5
      Stir Group Two (dry ingredients) into Group One.
    6. 6
      It is quite a liquidy batter, so do not be alarmed!
    7. 7
      Pour batter into prepared pans (fill no more than 2/3 full).
    8. 8
      You may have extra batter, if so make a few cupcakes!
    9. 9
      Rap baking pans sharply on the counter to release air bubbles.
    10. 10
      Bake at 350 until edges are slightly dry, cake springs back when lightly pressed in the center, and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with a few crumbs.
    11. 11
      Baking times will vary based on pan size, but check at 40 minutes and continue checking every 5 minutes thereafter.
    12. 12
      For cupcakes, check at 15 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 06, 2014


      No kidding. Easiest and most delicious cake. I switched the vanilla for almond and buttermilk for mango yogurt and came out perfect! Thank you so much for this recipe. Whole family loves it.

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    • on August 15, 2013


      When they say no-fail, they mean it! I forgot the salt when I was preparing it! I was so worried, but it still turned out GREAT! It tastes really good and is moist! I added one bag of melted semi sweet chocolate chips! It was even better after that!

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    • on December 05, 2012


      This is a wonderfully tasty no-fail cake!! It was so easy to make and the layers were huge. I made them in ceramic rounds which were quite deep so they didn't get over 2/3 full. I just went with it and the cake looked like a three layer cake. I could even see cutting each layer in half and making a 4 layer cake out of it. Thank you for this keeper!! I'll never need a box mix again. :)

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    Nutritional Facts for No-fail Moist Chocolate Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (1571 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 4928.2
    Calories from Fat 2254
    Total Fat 250.4 g
    Saturated Fat 41.4 g
    Cholesterol 753.8 mg
    Sodium 4249.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 641.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 28.1 g
    Sugars 414.0 g
    Protein 71.7 g

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