Do you have a good recipe for homemade chocolate cake?

I have been searching all over TRYING to find a GOOD chocolate cake for my daughters' birthday party Thursday, I wanted to make it from scratch! The more I look the more frustrated I get. All the ones I have found normally have very bad reviews for no chocolate taste, I really want it to be close to what you can get in the store or out of a box. I need one that is going to make an 8X10 (I think that is the size of the baking dish) and a 6 in round cake pan too. I am making it for my daughters, one is four and the other one will be turning one, hence the small round pan, but I can really give her a slice if I have too. But I grew up ALWAYS having a chocolate cake for my birthday and we have done a chocolate cake so far with my four year old, so I need one that is really good!

THANKS!!!

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Momma_Forever

Asked by Momma_Forever at 11:59 PM on Jan. 20, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • The very best chocolate cake recipe ever is the Deep Dark Chocolate cake from Hershey's:


    Ingredients:



    • 2 cups sugar

    • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

    • 3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa

    • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder

    • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda

    • 1 teaspoon salt

    • 2 eggs

    • 1 cup milk

    • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

    • 1 cup boiling water

    jespeach

    Answer by jespeach at 3:31 AM on Jan. 21, 2009

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  • INGREDIENTS (Nutrition)
    * 1 (18.25 ounce) package devil's food cake mix
    * 1 (5.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
    * 1 cup sour cream
    * 1 cup vegetable oil
    * 4 eggs
    * 1/2 cup warm water
    * 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
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    Pooky_mommy

    Answer by Pooky_mommy at 12:11 AM on Jan. 21, 2009

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  • DIRECTIONS
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
    2. In a large bowl, mix together the cake and pudding mixes, sour cream, oil, beaten eggs and water. Stir in the chocolate chips and pour batter into a well greased 12 cup bundt pan.
    3. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until top is springy to the touch and a wooden toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool cake thoroughly in pan at least an hour and a half before inverting onto a plate If desired, dust the cake with powdered sugar.
    Pooky_mommy

    Answer by Pooky_mommy at 12:11 AM on Jan. 21, 2009

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  • I usually mess cakes up, theyre flavorless, or fall apart.. but I tried the recipe for chocolate cake on the back of Hersheys Unsweeted Cocoa container.. it has a recipe for frosting too.. Delicious, and EASY!!!
    anestheticsex

    Answer by anestheticsex at 12:12 AM on Jan. 21, 2009

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  • sorry it wouldnt fit... it makes 12 servings and is really good... i make cakes for weddings and birthdays so if u need any help message me...
    Pooky_mommy

    Answer by Pooky_mommy at 12:12 AM on Jan. 21, 2009

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  • Directions:
    1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round pans or one 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

    2. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of electric mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans.

    3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes for round pans, 35 to 40 minutes for rectangular pan or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. (Cake may be left in rectangular pan, if desired.)
    jespeach

    Answer by jespeach at 3:31 AM on Jan. 21, 2009

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  • This is the moistest, chocolatiest cake, and it is SO easy and always comes out perfectly. The one thing you want to be sure of is that you do not undercook it. Because of the moistness, if you undercook it the center will sink, so make sure to toothpick test. I've made this so many times I don't even need to look at the recipe, and it's always always always a huge hit.
    jespeach

    Answer by jespeach at 3:32 AM on Jan. 21, 2009

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  • This is from the book THUNDER CAKE by Patricia Polacco. I read the book to my daughter's kindergarden class, then served up the cake (recipe in the back of the book). They loved it!

    THUNDER CAKE

    Cream together, one at a time:
    1 cup shortening
    1 3/4 cup sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    3 eggs, separated (Blend yolks in. Beat whites until they are stiff, then fold in.)
    1 cup cold water
    1/3 cup pureed tomatoes (Yes, tomatoes! Secret ingredient. Trust me, it's good!)

    Sift together:
    2 1/2 cups cake flour
    1/2 cup dry cocoa
    1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
    1 teaspoon salt

    Mix dry ingredients into creamy mixture.
    Bake in greased and floured 8 1/2" round pans at 350* for 35-40 minutes.
    Frost with chocolate butter frosting. Top with strawberries.
    PSMother

    Answer by PSMother at 9:52 AM on Jan. 21, 2009

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  • go to all recipes.com and look up chocolate gone fishin cake. its the best one ever. That's how I got this huge thing that follows me everywhere I go, LOL.
    gingersnot

    Answer by gingersnot at 5:49 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

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  • I think the hersheys collectors cocoa cake on the back of the hersheys bakers cocoa box is wonderful
    salexander

    Answer by salexander at 9:11 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

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