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homemade chocolate cake

Moist and Delicious Chocolate Cake

Grandma's recipe for a delicious chocolate cake. A treat to enjoy with family and friends, perfect for a potluck dinner.
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Course: Cakes & Cupcakes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 752kcal
Author: Mel Lockcuff





  • Cake: Pre-heat oven to 350°. Grease cake pan/s.
  • Bring 1 stick butter, oil, and water to a boil. Remove from heat and mix in sugar, flour, and cocoa powder.
  • Beat eggs with baking soda "dissolved" in buttermilk or sour milk (make sour milk by combining milk with 1 tbsp. vinegar). Add this to mixture above, also adding in vanilla. Mix well.
  • Pour batter into prepared cake pan/s. Bake at 350° for about 20-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cake cool in pan for about 10 minutes before removal, if removing to frost.
  • Frosting: Melt 1 stick butter with buttermilk or sour milk, but do not boil. Remove from heat.
  • Beat in powdered sugar to right consistency; add vanilla, cocoa powder, and nuts, if desired.
  • Once cakes have cooled, frost to desired thickness. Grandma's recipe says to frost while warm, so I'm wondering if she made this in a bundt pan. I made 2 round cakes, so I waited 'til my cakes had cooled to frost.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Serving: 1Servings | Calories: 752kcal | Carbohydrates: 114g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 307mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 94g | Vitamin A: 550IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2mg
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