Black Chocolate Cake

Black Chocolate Cake


"This is a rich black chocolate cake that uses cocoa powder and lots of sugar. My husband's all time favorite."


40 m servings 336 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 336 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 13.4 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 53.4g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 283 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa and salt. Set aside.
  2. Melt the shortening in the boiling water, then stir into the flour mixture until blended. Beat in the eggs, then stir in the vanilla.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
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  1. 268 Ratings


Isn't it interesting how so many people can make the same recipe with such different results? Also curious is how a submitted recipe is altered by some cooks and then given a bad review. Having ...

I originally gave this 4 stars but after making it again with another modification I am adding another star. Here's the trick: instead of water, heat up 2 c milk, add 2 heaping teaspoons of ins...

Everyone loves this cake. I used this recipe exactly. I've made a variation of this before, where I substituted 1 cup of boiling water with 1 cup of milk and the 1/2 cup butter for 1/2 cup apple...

This cake was absolutely delectable! And black just as the name says. I made a couple of modifications: I used 1/3 a cup of canola oil and 1/3 of a cup of low-fat yogurt to cut back on fat, an...

I highly recommend this recipe. You can make it ahead and it stays moist. Freezes extremely well too. Much better result when mixed by hand. Big fav with both big and little kids!

Thanks for a great recipe, Jeanie! As is my habit, I substituted 2 cups strong coffee for the water, and added 1t more salt and 2T sugar, if you can believe it! I like my cakes a touch sweeter.....

I thought this cake was great! It was dense yet very moist and black, as the recipe title indicates. It bakes nicely too - quite level. I didn't have to level the cake at all. I used 2-9" ro...

Perfect... Rich... Moist... The best chocolate cake I have ever eaten or made. WOW!

giving this 4 stars for ease of preparation. Used butter flavor crisco, had 1 cup of leftover coffee so used that for part of the water, and added some espresso powder to boil with the water. ...