Simple Chocolate Cake

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 55 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 10 servings

Description

Create a homemade chocolate cake with ease!

Ingredients

  • CAKE
  • 6 oz. NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bar, melted and cooled
  • 3/4 cup 1 1/2 sticks butter or margarine
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • CREAMY CHOCOLATE FROSTING
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 2 oz. NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bar
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon milk

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease two 9-inch-round baking pans or one 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

FOR CAKE:
BEAT
sugar, butter and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Add eggs; beat for 1 minute. Beat in melted chocolate. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; beat into creamed mixture alternately with milk.

POUR into prepared baking pan(s).

BAKE for 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 20 minutes; invert onto wire rack(s) to cool completely.

FROST with Creamy Chocolate Frosting.

FOR CREAMY CHOCOLATE FROSTING:
MICROWAVE
butter and baking bar in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 45 seconds; STIR. The bar may retain some of its shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10 to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted. Cool to room temperature.

BEAT 1 cup sugar, vanilla extract and salt into chocolate mixture until creamy. Gradually beat in remaining sugar alternately with milk until smooth. Makes 2 cups.

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by J. J , Stratford, CT on Feb. 2009

Overall cake was good- I could have baked it for less just to keep in some of the moisture-since the cake came out a little drier than I expected.

Make it Quicker too!

by M. Marilyn , Montgomery, IL on Jul. 2005

This can be cooked in the microwave in about 8 minutes. Use a Tupperware Silicone baking form (bundt) and cook at full power. Makes a very moist cake! People are amazed to get a cake within 10 minutes.

WONERFUL

by J. Jamie , LEES SUMMIT, MO on May. 2005

I MADE THIS CAKE FOR A DINNER PARTY AND IT WAS LOVED BY ALL. I WILL MAKE THIS CAKE AGAIN AND AGAIN.

Easy does it.

by A. Ashley , EVERETT, WA on Apr. 2005

This is one of my absoulte favorite recipes to make. The cake turned out better than I thought it would and the icing was so very delicious. My family loves it!! I will definitely make this car again and again.

Simple Chocolate Cake

by P. Patricia , GREENSBORO, NC on Mar. 2005

For any chocolate lover this cake is their dream come true, moist, melt-in-your mouth delight! Chocolate at it's best!

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by K. Kristi , Tes, SD on Jan. 2005

This cake was very good! I did not have semi-sweet chocolate on hand, so I used unsweetened chocolate. It still turned out very good. I will definately make it again! The frosting is very creamy & the cake is moist.

Not my idea of Chocolate cake!

by F. Freaky , l8r, HI on May. 2004

It wasn't quite as I expected! It turned out to be a TOTAL disaster, i made it a week ago, and it's still kept in the fridge!!! I certainly DID NOT like it!!!

Mmmmm

by M. , Tennessee on Nov. 2003

I was looking for a simple & delicious chocolate cake recipe and I found it!! I will be making this recipe for a long time.

Simple Chocolate Cake

by B. Barbara , Lakeland, FL on Dec. 2002

I've had this recipe for a long time and it's one of my favorites. It looks hard but it isn't. Delicious cake every time I make it.

Simple chocolate cake

by L. Linda , Florence, SC on Dec. 2002

I made this 2 days ago when neighbors came for dinner they thought I was baking all day. It recieved great reviews.