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My Mom's Chocolate Cake

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Serves 8-10 | Prep Time 15 minutes | Cook Time 30-40 minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

This is the cake my mother made for almost all of our birthday parties as kids, and it is also the one people always want to learn how to make. It is really easy, and always moist and delicious.

Ingredients You'll Need

2 c. sifted flour
2 c. sugar
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. baking powder
3/4 c. and 1/2 c. milk (divided)
3 squares melted or 3 enveloped unsweetened chocolate
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix flour, sugar, oil, salt, baking soda, chocolate, and 3/4 c. milk with a hand mixer at high speed for 2 minutes

Stir in baking powder.

Add remaining milk, eggs, and vanilla and beat another 2 minutes.

Pour evenly into 2 greased round cake pans and bake 30-40 minutes, depending on oven.

Begin checking cake at 30 minutes, so as not to overbake. This cake will dry out if overdone by even a few minutes! The top should be springy to touch and a toothpick inserted in center should come out clean.

Questions, Comments & Reviews

This sounds really good. Is it 6 eggs just added separately or 3 eggs?

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