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 recipePhoto: Taste of Home
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.