Favorite Chocolate Cake

Favorite Chocolate Cake

Prep:
15 mins
Cooking:
30 mins
Level:
Easy
Cooling:
20 mins
Yields:
16 servings

This is a perfect recipe for everyone's favorite classic chocolate cake.

Ingredients

  • CAKE
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, or white distilled vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 packets (1 oz. each) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® CHOCO BAKE® Pre-Melted Unsweetened Chocolate Flavor
  • CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING
  • 4 packets (1 oz. each) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® CHOCO BAKE® Pre-Melted Unsweetened Chocolate Flavor
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
  • 3 1/2 cups (1 lb.) powdered sugar
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons milk, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

FOR CAKE:
PREHEAT
oven to 350° F. Grease and flour one 13 x 9-inch or two 9-inch round baking pans.

BEAT sugar and butter in large mixer bowl. Add flour, milk, water, eggs, lemon juice, vanilla extract, baking powder, baking soda and salt; beat on low speed until blended. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes. Beat in Choco Bake. Pour into prepared baking pan(s).

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

FOR CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
MICROWAVE
Choco Bake and butter in uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at additional 5- to 10-second intervals, stirring just until butter is melted.

TRANSFER mixture to small mixer bowl; cool to room temperature.

BEAT sugar, 4 tablespoons milk, vanilla extract and salt into chocolate mixture just until spreading consistency. Up to 2 tablespoons milk can be added for a creamier frosting.

Baker's Comments

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size
    1/16 servings of recipe
  • Calories 430
  • Calories from Fat 160

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 18g 28%
  • Saturated Fat 10g 50%
  • Cholesterol 50mg 17%
  • Sodium 260mg 11%
  • Carbohydrates 68g 23%
  • Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
  • Sugars 51g
  • Protein 4g
  • Vitamin A 6%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 4%
  • Iron 4%

Show Us How You Made It

    close

    Select Recipe Types

    Clear All
    • Breads, Muffins & Pastries
    • Cakes & Cupcakes
    • Candy & Fudge
    • Cheesecakes
    • Cookies/Brownies/Bars
    • Custards, Puddings & Mousse
    • Kid-Friendly
    • Pies & Tarts
    • Beverages
    • Breakfast/Brunch
    • Dips/Sauces/Fondues
    • Casseroles
    • Side Dishes
    • Soups
    • Christmas & Hanukah
    • Valentine's Day
    • Cinco de Mayo
    • Easter
    • Independence Day & Memorial Day
    • Mother's Day
    • St. Patrick's Day
    • Summer Picnics
    • Halloween
    • Thanksgiving

    Find Recipes

    Your Selections

    Join For Free Become a Very Best Baker

    VBB Members can:

    • Share, rate & review recipes
    • Print exclusive coupons
    • Chat in the Forums
    Join Now

    Got a Question? Chat Live Now

    Mon - Fri 8AM - 8PM ET

    Our VeryBestBaking experts are specially trained to help you with recipes. We offer great tips and advice too!

    Start Chat Now