Auntie Barb's Moist Chocolate Cake

"My Auntie Barb always makes the best chocolate cake and it is so moist and delicious. If you are looking for the ultimate chocolate cake, this is the one that you have to make!"
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  • In a bowl combine the sugar and margarine well and then add the buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla and eggs.
  • Using a 2 cup measuring cup put the cocoa in and pour the boiling water overtop and mix well.
  • Add this to the above mixture.
  • Combine the flour and baking soda and add to the cocoa mixture.
  • The batter will be thin.
  • Pour the batter into a greased and floured 9 x 13 pan.
  • Bake a 350 for 30-40 minutes or when tooth pick inserted comes out clean.

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  1. @rachelmjohns- try subbing 1 cup hot STRONG coffee in place of water. =)
  2. It was very good but it needs something else to really make it amazing....
  3. Very moist , good homemade cake! I used Recipe #227121 to drip down over the top of the cakes. Yes, instead of one large cake I made individual bundt cakes. Thanks very much for posting! Good recipe! Made for the Cake-A-Thon in memory of Chef-I-Am.
  4. Very moist, dense cake, almost like a heavy sponge cake texture. It has a surprisingly chocolatey taste, given the small amount of cocoa powder. I frosted it with No-Cook Chocolate Frosting (recipe#88276) for a nice, rich-tasting double chocolate treat.


  1. @rachelmjohns- try subbing 1 cup hot STRONG coffee in place of water. =)


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