Aunt Mary's Chocolate Cake

Aunt Mary's Chocolate Cake


"Tried and true--best chocolate cake ever! Frost with Best Buttercream Frosting when cool. Even better the second day."


1 h 10 m servings 156 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 156 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 5.5 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.6g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 183 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch pan. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave chocolate, margarine and water until melted. Stir occasionally until chocolate is smooth. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, salt and soda. Pour in milk and eggs. Mix the cooled chocolate mixture into the batter. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Frost with Best Buttercream Frosting.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 111 Ratings


This chocolate cake is the first chocolate cake I have ever made from scratch. I will NEVER buy boxed again! I used 6 tbs of coco powder in the dry mix instead of baking squares because I didn'...

Thhis chocolate cake is excellent. Moist, chocolatey, delicious! I'll never use a box again! But one not use spray to grease the pan or the bottom of the cake will stick. I solve...

i loved this cake. it was super-easy and came out so moist and yummy. why do people even use box mixes?! i used a cream cheese frosting which didn't go that well. next time i will try a whip...

This was a big hit, used 1.5 cups of sugar, and used regular milk, not soured, came out great. Used chocolate frosting III, My family is already asking for it for the next birthday party.

Too much sugar, 1 1/2 cups makes the cake to candy tasting.

Aunt Mary has come up with an AMAZING chocolate cake! Very moist! Turned out fantastic and it was SO easy. I was a bit worried, as the batter was very runny, but it baked up nice and fluffy. ...

I thought this was OK but didn't think there was anything special or exciting about it. I felt it was more of a snack cake, thought it was plenty sweet enough on its own and didn't frost it -- ...

I have made this cake several times, it is fantastic, nice and moist.

This is now my resident chocolate cake. Very easy to make and everyone loves it. The hardest thing is getting the milk to sour.