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Marie's Chocolate Cake

Marie's Chocolate Cake

This moist, high chocolate cake has a red interior color typical of chocolate cakes leavened with baking soda.

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15 min
Prep Time
55 min
Total Time


2 cups sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/2 cup buttermilk  

2 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup boiling water


Powdered sugar, if desired

Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream, whipped, sweetened, if desired


 *Substitute 1 teaspoon vinegar or lemon juice and enough milk to equal 1/2 cup. Let stand 5 minutes.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13x9-inch baking pan; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine sugar and butter in bowl; beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add sour milk, melted chocolate, eggs and vanilla; continue beating until smooth. Add flour, baking soda and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed. Add boiling water; continue beating until smooth.

  3. STEP 3

    Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Dust cake with powdered sugar or serve with dollop of whipped cream, if desired.

Tip #1

To sour milk, place 1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar plus enough milk to equal 1/2 cup in small bowl; let stand 5 minutes.

Nutrition (1 serving)

250 Calories
9 Fat (g)
45 Cholesterol (mg)
320 Sodium (mg)
41 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
3 Protein (g)
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