Grandpop's Special Chocolate Cake

Grandpop's Special Chocolate Cake

88 Reviews 7 Pics
Leo J. Lagrotte
Recipe by  Leo J. Lagrotte

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

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 1 9 inch layer cakes

Directions

  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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Reviews (88)

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naples34102
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naples34102

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 easy to whip up, with common pantry ingredients. Deliciously moist and chocolaty, this is very similar to the wildly popular "Black Magic Cake" on this site - but doesn't require the buttermilk. I made this as the recipe directed, using a full teaspoon of salt for the "pinch" called for. I frosted it with Chocolate Frosting II, submitted by LUV2DY4. Good, old-fashioned homestyle chocolate cake.

Bobachai
21

Bobachai

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 when the batter turned out EXTREMELY thin and smelled strongly of coffee, but in the end it was WONDERFUL. Thanks so much for the recipe! Will try again.

NEDPSA
19

NEDPSA

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 I had originally made another highly recommended recipe (which will remain nameless) that worked find but was totally flavorless (too much boiling water) so i had just enough time to try again and took a chance with this one. It was FANTASTIC, the coffee made the difference, really good flavor. I used decaf, and margerine instead of the oil, and through in some imitation rum to both the batter and buttercream (chocolate) icing. Saved the day!!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 322 cal
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 11.3 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs
  • 53.3 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 305 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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