Easy Chocolate Cake

This is a fast and easy chocolate cake that makes your whole kitchen smell wonderful when baking. I recall that when either my Mother or Grandmother were in a hurry, they would throw all the ingredients in immediately after the creaming portion was complete (not even first combining the dry ingredients and then adding)… and it turned out just fine. I like frosting this with a chocolate buttercream.


  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ tsp. baking soda
  • ¾ cup Hershey’s cocoa
  • 1 ¾ cus flour, unsifted
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 1 ¾ cup milk


  • Mixer
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • measuring spoons and cups
  • Spatula
  • Baking pan


  1. Cream together sugar, butter, vanilla, and eggs.
  2. Combiine dry ingredients, and mix into creamed mixture, alternately with milk (this will seem to yield a “watery” batter—don’t worry, it’s correct!)
  3. Bake at 350 degrees 30 to 35 minutes, in a greased, floured pan.

What you should know

You may use 2 9” round pans, 1 13 X 9” oblong, or angel food round pan. My grandmother used to leave it in the oblong pan and just simply frost the top, then serve at Sunday dinner.

Re: Easy Chocolate Cake

Wow! This looks excellent. You might want to consider adding a tablespoon of mayonnaise (eggs whites and oil) to make it extra moist.

Re: Easy Chocolate Cake

That’s a great tip. Thanks Andrew! I had never tried that but I will next time.


Re: Easy Chocolate Cake

Re: Easy Chocolate Cake

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