How to make it

  • In medium bowl, combine cocoa with boiling water, mixing with wire whisk until smooth.
  • Cool completely.
  • Sift flour with soda, salt and baking powder.
  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Grease well and lightly flour three 9 by 1 1/2 inch layer-cake pans.
  • In large bowl of electric mixer, at high speed, beat butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla, scraping bowl occasionally until light-about 5 mins.
  • At low speed, beat in flour mixture (in fourths), alternately with cocoa mixture (in thirds), beginning.
  • and ending with flour mixture.
  • Do not overbeat.
  • Divide evenly into pans;smooth top. Bake 25 to 30 mins.
  • , or until surface springs back when gently pressed with fingertip.
  • Cool in pans 10 mins.
  • Carefully loosen sides with spatula; 4. Remove from pans; cool on racks.
  • Frosting:In medium saucepan, combine chocolate pieces,cream, butter;stir over medium heat until smooth.
  • Remove from heat.
  • With whisk, blend in 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar.
  • In bowl set over ice(I use ice cubes) beat until it holds shape.
  • Filling: whip cream with sugar and vanilla;refrigerate.
  • To assemble cake: On plate place a layer, top side down;spread with half of cream.
  • Place second layer, top side down;spread with rest of cream.
  • Place third layer, top side up. To frost: With spatula, frost sides first,covering whipped cream;use rest of frosting on top, swirling decoratively.
  • Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

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  • mommyluvs2cook 5 months ago
    Linebb956's IMI review Best Ever Chocolate Cake
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  • nicolemnickel 2 years ago
    WOW this is sooo good. Thank you!!!!
    BEWARE: this cake rises a lot. So if your making cupcakes do not overfill you cups.
    ten out of ten
    Love it.
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    " It was excellent "
    linebb956 ate it and said...
    I found my McCalls recipes and there is a picture of this cake. Would you like it posted? Or I can send to you to post... Let me know
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    " It was excellent "
    mamamikk ate it and said...
    Just made this cake for a fourth of July celebration and it was incredible!!! Such a great cake and everyone enjoyed it!
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  • spacemar 6 years ago
    I made it!!!! for my brother's birthday on sunday,made in double ingredients for 25 people
    and they love it thanks!!!!
    I took a couple pictures of the cake Im going to put here
    take care
    chau
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    " It was excellent "
    knoxcop ate it and said...
    This is absolutely delicious!! I've rated it a "5." It's basically a Texas sheet cake, but with a filling and different frosting. Had my eye on this one for a while now, and I'm definitely recommending it! Thanks,
    --Kn0x--
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  • judypatterson 6 years ago
    Got to try this one. I HAVE OLD OLD cook books. will post some recipes.
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  • mizzlili15 6 years ago
    This cake was very good and moist. Thanks for sharing!!
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  • luv2bake 7 years ago
    it sounds very very delish!
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  • coffeebean53 7 years ago
    This is one I'll try for sure.
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    " It was excellent "
    jill1972 ate it and said...
    Sounds wonderful! Can't wait to try it.
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    " It was excellent "
    borinda ate it and said...
    For one of my husband's birthday's I made this cake with fudge icing and decorated with his beloved M&M's and poured a ring of the M&M's around the cake, too. I am sure there were no calorie counters who dove in and made a major dent in that cake with us. It was a great, delicious cake and we had lots of fun while sharing it.
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  • dariana 7 years ago
    Yummmmmmmm! This one goes in the bookmarks for sure!
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  • pudgy47 7 years ago
    Thanks for sharing!!! BookMart this one. Think i will do some jogging a few days before making this one.
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  • zena824 7 years ago
    Somehow I dont think thats true looking down at my waistline....LOL
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    " It was excellent "
    linebb956 ate it and said...
    I think I read somewhere that when you cut a cake or pie, or a cookie breaks... the calories fall out! I wonder if that goes for potatoes and pasta--- LOL
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  • zena824 7 years ago
    I took out the calories just for you....so you can have two pieces... one now and one for later......LOL....
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    " It was excellent "
    linebb956 ate it and said...
    I see no calories on the ingredents list... I'll take 2 pieces please...
    This is a keeper... You got my 5!
    Anyone out there got those old cookbooks... Start posting... Please..
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  • kytigger 7 years ago
    YUM!! Of course this is calorie free........right.
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    " It was excellent "
    tpatti ate it and said...
    Sounds like a cake I would not be able to resist! Thanks for posting.
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