Classic Chocolate Cake

“If you need to learn how to make chocolate cake from scratch, this easy homemade chocolate cake recipe is a perfect place to start. It appeared on a can of Hershey’s Cocoa way back in 1943. I tried it, my boys liked it and I’ve been making it ever since.” —Betty Follas, Morgan Hill, California

Classic chocolate cake recipe
Classic Chocolate Cake
Classic Chocolate Cake
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
15servings 15minutes 35minutes
Servings Prep Time
15servings 15minutes
Cook Time
35minutes
Ingredients
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Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating until smooth after each addition. Pour batter into a greased and floured 13x9-in. baking pan.
  2. Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean, 35-40 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. When cake is cool, dust with confectioners' sugar or frost with your favourite frosting.
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Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 257 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 368mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fibre), 4g protein.