By ms_bold on June 20, 2002
Photo by ms_bold
Photo by ms_bold
"I adopted this recipe. I had prepared it for a holiday function prior to the adoption. The comments from my original review stated, "This dense, rich chocolate cake is intensely moist. It baked perfectly and made a lovely layer cake. I will be using this recipe again for chocolate cake needs." The cake in my photo has Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, between the layers, and is frosted with Chocolate Frosting before being covered with my Chocolate Curls. It was a huge hit, and I have made this cake many, many times since."
Serving Size: 1 (174 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 9
"When I asked DH what he would like for desert for Thanksgiving, he told me that if he could have anything he wanted it would be a sour-milk chocolate cake like his mother used to make. After 36 years of marriage, this is the first time he has ever mentioned his mother's cake. This recipe was in answer to a request I posted. The cake was so very easy to make that I was surprised by the result. A lovely dark chocolate color with a very tender, very light and very moist texture. DH's Review: "I feel like a kid again and I feel 10 pounds heavier", this coming after eating 1/2 the cake in 24 hours. Thanks Mean Chef for giving DH a very special holiday gift."
"Not quite as chocolatey as I expected, but a fantastic chocolate cake! Next time I'll throw in some mini choco chips (just me though) My Fiance requested a 1 layer square chocolate cake for his friend's "leaving for a new job" lunch. So I made this in a 13x9, and baked about 40 minutes -perfecto! Frosted with chocolate whipped cream frosting (tastes like ice cream with your cake) He came home and actually used the word "phenomenal"!! His boss tried to steal the left overs and sneak home lol But I managed to get a piece. Used strong coffee for the water - that was my only alteration. For those who said the batter is thin - it's normal. I make several cupcake recipes this consistency. I had no troubles with rising and falling. All went great!"
"My nephew said this was the best chocolate cake he every had. This chocolate cake is moist and full of flavor without being overly sugary like a lot of box cake mixes. I have made it several times and it works great as 2 rounds and also as a 13"x9" or 12" round cake. I found that I didn't need to use the parchment paper. It slides out with just cooking spray/flour applied to the pan(s). Thanks for a great recipe!"
"Oh my goodness, it's my cake recipe! I'm so happy to see all these reviews, and so happy so many people are enjoying it. I developed this recipe years ago for a woman (Sue B.) on the old Fine Cooking discussion boards. She had a recipe she kind of liked, but it had problems. I took it and reworked it for her, thus, Sue B.'s Chocolate Cake."
"I have made this cake several time now, and it is quite good. However, unlike the description, I would not consider it a "dense" cake. It is more dense than a box mix by a little, but not as dense as several other home made cake recipes I have tried over the years. It is very moist, and makes a HUGE cake. In fact, I now cut the recipe back to 2/3 of the original volume most of the time. I have also found it takes longer than 30 min to bake. Thanks for a good base recipe."
"I made this rich, chocolately cake for my son's 13th birthday. I am so glad I chose this recipe! The recipe calls for ingredients I generally have on hand. The recipe instructions are straightfoward enough that a rookie baker can make it with great success. I turned the cake into a 4 layer cake by slicing each round horizontally. I filled AND iced the cake with the chocolate butter cream recipe mentioned above. Thanks for sharing this delightful recipe! I will be sure to use it again. ~~~update~~~ Here we are, on my son's 15th birthday and this cake is STILL the one he requests every year. Thank you, again, for the best chocolate cake ever."
"Another great recipe. No wonder your name is Mean Chef. One of my best friends helped me bake this and she was a bit hesitant because it was a fairly runny batter. But they baked up beautifully. They were a nice, dark brown, and had a deep chocolate flavor. I made it for my little cousin's birthday party and everyone loved it. I was a little short on time, so I used the frosting idea from Chocolate Cherry Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting. I'm so glad I had to level the cakes, otherwise I wouldn't have had any to snack on! Awesome, simple, delicious recipe!"
"Kaitie-Pie made this cake for my 32nd birthday. and boyyyy was it yummy! she got the baking powder/ baking soda mixed up and it still turned out great! :)"
"This is absolutely the best chocolate cake I have ever had. I just started baking a few months ago and this was the first chocolate cake I have ever made (from scratch) in my life and it was super easy and delicious. I have gotten nothing but great reviews on how delicious it is."
"This cake was so delicious! Very moist and the perfect amount of chocolatey-ness. The batter seemed on the thin side as I was pouring it into the pans, so I originally thought something was wrong. However, it turned out fabulous! Thank you for sharing!"
"This recipe created a cake light, moist and fluffy exactly what I was looking for to create a special cake for my mother in law. I love that I didn't have to cream the butter etc and I just used a whisk for the whole lot. I reduced the sugar a quarter and the runniness worried me but it cooked perfectly. I changed the amounts to make 3 layers and they were quite thick. The centre of this cake rises so I sliced the tops off to make even layers. I'll be using this recipe again, it was a huge hit and got great comments. I won't need another chocolate cake recipe. Thanks for posting"
"Very good! My 9-year old and I made this for his birthday. We used regular milk as we didn't have buttermilk on hand and somehow we forgot the vanilla....but it still turned out fantastic! Will definitely be using this one again, it is a keeper, and seemingly fail proof!"
"Not sure what I did wrong. The flavor wasn't as chocolatey as I thought it would be. I baked in 2 nine inch layers. They didn't rise at all and the texture was a little chewy."
"I made this for my daughter's birthday. Absolutely loved it. Very moist and rich flavor. I used Kittencals Chocolate frosting with the cake. The combination was delicious. I liked the suggestion of adding mini-cholocate chips. Will try that next time. Can never get enough chocolate!"
"Delicious chocolate cake, and so easy to make. I'll be making this again, thank you!"
"This cake was great! I used almond milk and vinegar instead of buttermilk, and whole wheat flour, plus I added some chocolate chips. Easy to make and really moist, I will be making this again."
"Terrific!!!! Made into cupcakes with Recipe# 130623 and they were fantastic!"
"Needed a cake to impress the boyfriend and his family for his birthday, and this definitely did the trick. Preparation was easy and the cake rose to perfection for a dual layer cake in exactly 30 minutes. Flavor was good (not too sweet), cake was moist, and it turned out perfectly."
"This is the moistest cake ever! I used coconut oil and baked it in a rectangle glass pan for about 35 minutes. It turned out great. Thanks for sharing."
"The perfect chocolate cake, dark and wonderful."