Grandpop's Special Chocolate Cake

Grandpop's Special Chocolate Cake


"Here is my version of chocolate cake. Aunt Mary's Vanilla Frosting compliments it perfectly."


servings 322 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 322 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 11.3 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 53.3g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 272 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, soda, and salt.
  2. Add oil, milk, vanilla, coffee, and eggs; beat well. Batter will be thin. Pour into two 9 inch greased and floured round pans.
  3. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 25 minutes, or when top springs back when done. Cool layers on wire racks.
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  1. 115 Ratings


Serve this cake to family or friends and you will do yourself proud, just as I did tonight. A good rule of thumb is to never try out a new recipe on guests, but this was a real winner. It is eas...

Excellent, excellent chocolate cake. This is the first cake I've ever made, and it turned out GREAT. It wasn't too sweet and the coffee and cocoa made a great combination! I was a little scared ...

This recipe saved the birthday party!! I had originally made another highly recommended recipe (which will remain nameless) that worked find but was totally flavorless (too much boiling water...

A truly excellent chocolate cake, in that it's easy to throw together with items you are likely to have in your pantry, in flavor, which is deep and round due to the coffee which can't be tasted...

Wow! Thanks for a great recipe. I used this with "Coffee Butter Frosting" from this site (increasing the strength of coffee in both) to make a delicous coffee and chocolate cake for my man. I th...

I made this for my husband's birthday 3 days ago and the cake is still moist and delicious. Try it with a homemade cream cheese icing....YUM!********** Update (12-2-10): Four years later, this...

This cake got rave reviews!! I couldn't believe how easy it was to prep. I was worried when it came out of the oven really dark but it was perfect, spongy and moist. I used a different frosti...

This cake is very forgiving because I messed up. UK cup measurements are different to US measurements so I keep a conversion chart I printed off allrecipes taped to the inside of one of my cupbo...

This cake is fantastically good. It is just like the store bought mud cakes! I made it for my birthday and put ganache icing on top, it was delicious. So moist and nice. Possibly a little too mu...