Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream oil, sugar and cocoa.
  2. Add eggs.
  3. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk.
  4. Add soda and salt. Add vanilla to hot water and fold water into cake. Bake in 9 x 13-inch pan at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes or until done.
  5. Icing For Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake: Bring margarine, cocoa and whole milk to boil.
  6. Remove from heat and add powdered sugar and vanilla.
  7. Mix until smooth and of spreading consistency.
  8. This is my favorite chocolate cake.
Most Helpful

I reduced the sugar a little and only used 1/2 c. of the boiling water. And this is truly one of the best chocolate cakes I've ever made, because it's soooo moist. It's also chocolaty and tender and just about perfect. I used a slightly different frosting so my rating is based on the cake recipe only. I baked the batter in two buttered and floured 9" cake pans for about 30 minutes. I'm keeping this recipe for a long time. It is fabulous!!

vrvrvr August 20, 2009

It was a very moist and soft cake ...everybody loved it .it was fabulous i must say!!!!!.thanks to food .com

sabrina atttique March 31, 2011

very easy to make, and great taste.

Melli_Fera October 02, 2009