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My 7 Favorite Country Chocolate Cake Recipes

My very favorite cake is a chocolate cake. I have several quick recipes that my family really likes. They are also a quick treat when company is coming and there is little time to fix anything. Needless to say, kids love chocolate cake and I have found that my coworkers like My Crazy Cake. I frost it with chocolate icing so it is really yummy.

For something different there is, the Chocolate Chip Date Cake, the Tunnel of Fudge Chocolate Cake, the Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake, made with sour milk, and the Chocolate Sheet Cake baked on a cookie sheet. I’ve even included an Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake recipe that is “quick”. I will be adding more chocolate cake recipes.

My Crazy Cake

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. soda
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 Tbsp.cocoa

Sift these dry ingredients together 3 times. Make 2 wells. Into one well put 2 Tbsp. vinegar, into the other put 3/4 cup oil. Pour 2 cups water over all. Stir until lumps are gone and put in a greased and floured 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F. for about 40 minutes.

This is a very fast and easy chocolate cake and is very moist. Can be frosted or just dusted with powdered sugar.

Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake

My 7 Favorite Country Chocolate Cake Recipes

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cup cake flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup sour milk*
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 2 Tbsp. cocoa
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking powder

Mix dry ingredients, add the softened butter and sour milk and beat 1 minute. Add eggs and vanilla. Stir soda and cocoa into boiling water and mix and then beat into cake mixture at the end. Bake in greased and floured layer pan or 9 x 13 inch cake pan at 350 degrees F. 30 or 35 minutes or until done.

*To sour 1/2 cup milk; add one of the following: 1 1/2 tsp. vinegar. Or 1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice.

Quick Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake

  • 2 cups white sugar or 2 1/2 cups brown
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. soda

Mix together in bowl and make a well.

Add:

  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 cup sour milk or buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup butter or shortening

Mix well and add:

  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup water, boiled with
  • 1/2 cup cocoa

Mix all very well and then bake in 9 x 13 inch greased and floured cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 35-40 minutes or until done. This is a very good cake. This is a favorite of my family.

Amish Chocolate Cake

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • yolks of two eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup boiling water

Beat the whites of two eggs. Sift flour, soda and white sugar together. Cream brown sugar and shortening. Add egg yolks. Add flour and buttermilk creaming well. Add vanilla, cocoa and water (mix the two first) and lastly add the beaten egg whites.

Bake in two layer pans or a 9 x 13 inch pan that has been greased and floured. Bake at 350 degrees F. 35 minutes or until done.

Chocolate Chip Date Cake

  • 1 Cup hot water
  • 1 1/4 cup chopped dates
  • 3/4 cups margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts

Mix chopped dates and hot water. Cool. Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat well. Mix the flour, soda and salt and add to the creamed mixture alternately with the date mixture. Mix well after each addition. Stir in vanilla and 1/2 cup chips. Spread in greased 13 x 9 inch pan. Top with remaining chips and nuts. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 35 minutes or until done. No need to frost. Yummy!

Chocolate Sheet Cake

Sift together or mix:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. soda

Heat to boiling:

  • 2 cups margarine
  • 3 Tbsp. cocoa
  • 1 cup water

Pour hot mixture over dry ingredients and mix.

Add:

  • 1 /2 cup buttermilk or sour cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs

Mix well and bake in large cookie sheet.

Icing: Heat to boiling:

  • 1 cube margarine
  • 5 Tbsp. milk
  • 2 Tbsp. cocoa

Remove from heat and add:

  • 1 box powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

After cake is removed from oven pour frosting on and smooth while both are still hot. Quick and very good.

Tunnel of Fudge Chocolate Cake

  • 3 cups butter
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 can prepared creamy chocolate frosting
  • 2 cups chopped fine nuts

    Beat eggs into butter, one at a time. Then beat in sugar. Stir in flour and icing. Stir in nuts.

    Bake in greased and floured non-stick Bundt pan at 350 degrees F. for 60 minutes. Let cool 1 hour. Work loose carefully. Do not cook until done as it will be gooey in the middle as that is your icing and now the cake filling.