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Aunt Mary's Chocolate Cake
Submitted by:  Jennifer


  Prep Time: approx. 30 Minutes
Cook Time: approx. 40 Minutes

" Tried and true--best chocolate cake ever! Frost with Best Butter Cream Frosting when cool. Even better the second day. "
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sour milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch pan. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave chocolate, margarine and water until melted. Stir occasionally until chocolate is smooth. Allow to cool to room temperature.


In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, salt and soda. Pour in milk and eggs. Mix the cooled chocolate mixture into the batter. Pour into prepared pan.


Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Frost with Best Buttercream Frosting.

Makes 1 - 9x13-inch cake


Nutrition at a glance
Servings Per Recipe: 24
amount per serving
Calories 156  
Protein 2g
Total Fat 6g
Sodium 183mg
Cholesterol 18mg
Carbohydrates 26g
Fiber 1g