Rich chocolate cake

Chocolate cake
Chocolate cake

This is a recipe that I have had for a long time. It is a very rich cake so if you bake it make sure you have plenty of people to share it with.

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 and 3/4 cups all purpose/plain flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup boiling water

Sieve all the dry ingredients into a large bowl.

Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla and beat with an electric whisk on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in the boiling water and pour into 2 x 9" x 1 1/2" pans or a rectangular tin approximately 13" x 9" x 2".

Bake at 200 degrees Celsius for 35 to 40 minutes. For America this is 400 degrees Fahrenheit or gas mark number 6.

For the buttercream icing you need:

  • 6 tablespoons margarine (softened)
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 2 and 2/3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream the margarine, add the cocoa and sugar. Pour in the milk and beat to a spreading consistency. You may need some additional milk.

Spread over the cake and invite a few friends for coffee and cake. It is also good with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Yum! I will give this one a try. My mother used to make a fantastic chocolate cake from scratch. I have yet to taste anything that came close, but maybe this is the one. I don't have the recipe for hers so I am always searching. Thanks.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

I knew I shouldn't have come by here. Now I want chocolate cake! My rear end is getting bigger just thinking about chocolate cake! ;-(


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Hummingbird5356 6 years ago Author

Breakfastpop this is definitely a good cake.

Micky Dee, hahahaha.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

This is on my lists of must do cakes - my favorite, chocolate. I'm glad you use cocoa. I must wait for company to come because if I am alone I will eat it all - and enjoy it! Mmmm. Thanks so much!


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Hummingbird5356 6 years ago Author

I think you wouldn't be able to eat it all. It is a very filling cake but very good. Do try it.


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liswilliams 6 years ago from South Africa

This looks really good. I don't know if my diet would approve. I could definitely give it a try


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Hummingbird5356 6 years ago Author

It is certainly worth it. But just a small piece. With vanilla ice cream.


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epigramman 6 years ago

rich chocolate cake is much like your writing: absolutely hubdelicious!!!


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Hummingbird5356 6 years ago Author

Thanks. You should make the cake too. You will be hooked.


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rose56 6 years ago

sounds great I will try this thanks


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Hummingbird5356 6 years ago Author

Yes, you should, but only a little. Thanks for reading.


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the pink umbrella 6 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

when i have really rich cake, i like to eat a piece that i put in the freezer for 20 mins. cuts down on the heavey feeling your stomach can have after eating heavy cake.


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Hummingbird5356 6 years ago Author

Oh, that is something new. Must try it. Thanks for reading.


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Sweetsusieg 6 years ago from Michigan

This recipe reminds me, In it's similarity with the exception of vinegar (strange I know), of the recipe my Mom used to use she called it "Mrs. Hamilton's cake", (whoever Mrs. Hamilton was). Her was very yummy, I'll have to give yours a try!

My family likes it when I make "Ice Cream and Cake", putting the 2 together and freezing it all, YUM. I'll use your recipe the next time I make one.

Looks fantastic! Nice Hub!


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Hummingbird5356 6 years ago Author

I am glad you like it. Thanks.


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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

It is hard to beat a good recipe for a rich chocolate cake - thanks for this :)


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Hummingbird5356 6 years ago Author

I am sure you will like it.


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Sa`ge 6 years ago from Barefoot Island

OMG! this one I must bake! now I am in trouble! ha ha

thanks Hummingbird. lol


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Hummingbird5356 6 years ago Author

Yes. I can't bake it often. It is too rich.


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Om Paramapoonya 5 years ago

This sounds yummy! My bf's birthday is coming soon; maybe I'll bake a chocolate cake for him. Thanks for the recipe. :)


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Hummingbird5356 5 years ago Author

Thank you for looking. It is a very yummy cake.


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GusTheRedneck 5 years ago from USA

That is a fine-looking cake. Sometime try this one. Same recipe as the one you have here, but bake it in a 13x9 inch size baking pan (or similar). When it cools, still in the pan, poke holes in it from top to bottom about 1 x 1 inch apart, and then pour on some vanilla (or other) pudding that you enjoy, causing much of the still watery pudding to descend the holes. The rest of the pudding should stay atop the cake as "icing." Around here, this type of cake is called a "poke cake." Folks really enjoy them - just as they certainly must do with your chocolate cake and nice icing.

Gus :-)))


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Hummingbird5356 5 years ago Author

Yes, that sounds tasty too. Thanks for the idea. I sometimes make this cake in a 13 x 9 tin too but haven't tried any other kind of topping. Every time I see the picture I would like a piece.

I am glad you liked my cake hub.


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saroj23 5 years ago

Its really a great recipe! I must try it soon.Thanks! Good hub! Keep it up!


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Hummingbird5356 5 years ago Author

Thanks.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

I just came by to see something sweet. The Hummingbird is the sweetest. I also love your cake! God bless the Hummingbird!


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Hummingbird5356 5 years ago Author

Thank you very much Micky Dee.


wendy87 5 years ago

yummy voted up for great cake...


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Hummingbird5356 5 years ago Author

Thanks. But don't each too much.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Hi. I just came by for some more chocolate cake.


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Hummingbird5356 5 years ago Author

Don't eat too much, you'll get too fat to ride your bike.

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