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Easy Chocolate Cake from Scratch

Are You Craving a Homemade Chocolate Cake?

If you are looking to make a quick and easy chocolate cake from scratch you’ve come to the right place. This is an easy chocolate cake from scratch recipe that is quick and simple. When you make chocolate cake from scratch you can definitely taste the difference. Making an easy chocolate cake from scratch is simple and fun to do with the kids. So put your apron on and lets go make an easy chocolate cake from scratch.

Chocolate Cake from Scratch

Who does not like chocolate cake? Everyone loves chocolate cake. Making chocolate cake from scratch is really quite simple. It takes just a few minutes and is by far better tasting than a store bought mix.

Children love helping to bake so go ahead and let them help make this chocolate cake from scratch. After mixing the cake they love to clean the bowl. That is half the fun of helping make the chocolate cake from scratch!

Most ingredients are right in your pantry so making this easy chocolate cake is not a hard task. This same recipe can be used to make cupcakes as well. One of the best recipes is to make this chocolate cake from scratch and use hazelnut cream or almond paste for the center filling. Then frost with easy chocolate frosting.

Absolutely delicious! Yet another great recipe loved by children is making this chocolate cake from scratch, slice bananas very thin and mix with cool whip cream. Take the banana, whip cream, and spread on the first layer cake. Place the second layer cake carefully on top. Frost with easy homemade vanilla or chocolate frosting!


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How to Make Easy Chocolate Cake from Scratch
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Cake
Serves or Makes: 8
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  • 4 oz unsweetend baking chocolate (broken into pieces)
  • 1⅔ cups boiling water
  • 2⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ stick butter
  • 2 eggs
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F, and grease and flour a 13 x 9 inch baking pan.
  2. Stir the chocolate with the butter and water until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth.
  3. Add the flour, eggs, sugar, sour cream, baking soda, salt and vanilla, and beat on a low speed until smooth.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack, then you can frost it as you like.

Photo Credit: Moist Chocolate Cake by, on Flickr

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