A Delectable Sweet Surprise a Chocolate Cake Made at Home Recipe

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There's something to be said about taking matters into your own hands and doing things yourself. Take this homemade chocolate cake recipe for instance. It's incredibly simple to create a delicious cake recipe at home, so why are so many people buying boxes of cake mix? Baking a cake from scratch can seem like a daunting, complicated task, but I assure you it isn't. This recipe takes about 15 minutes to prepare, and then another 35 to bake. That's it! A delicious, homemade chocolate cake recipe that takes less than an hour, using things you probably already have in your pantry; does it get any better than that?

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Servings: 5 kids


Cost per serving $1.05 view details
  • Here's what you'll need:
  • 1/2 cup of butter (you can substitute for margarine)
  • 2 cups of fine sugar
  • 3 medium-sized eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 3 squares of baker's chocolate (unsweetened chocolate squares, melted)
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1 cup of boiling water


  1. Here's how to put it all together:
  2. 1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  3. 2. Use a beater (or a fork, if you don't have one) to mix the butter with the sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  4. 3. Add the vanilla and melted chocolate squares to the mix.
  5. 4. Add the remaining dry ingredients, using a sifter.
  6. 5. Add the sour cream and continue to beat all of the ingredients together.
  7. 6. Pour this mixture into a greased baking pan and bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes.
  8. That wasn't so hard, was it? Now it's time to enjoy this fantastic homemade chocolate cake recipe—you earned it!


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 267g
Recipe makes 5 servings
Calories 834  
Calories from Fat 322 39%
Total Fat 37.08g 46%
Saturated Fat 22.67g 91%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 911mg 38%
Potassium 272mg 8%
Total Carbs 124.83g 33%
Dietary Fiber 4.2g 14%
Sugars 82.0g 55%
Protein 8.56g 14%
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