Marie's Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Cake Recipe

Marie's Chocolate Cake

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

15 min
55 min


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.


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


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  January 30, 2012

This is a very good chocolate cake. I will be making it for the second time. Since it's made with butter it doesn't have that boxed cake mix quality. Moist and not overpowering. Used a chocolate buttercream on top. *I used only 3/4 c water.

— says Inga
  December 11, 2011

I realy enjoyed making this recipe, and its delisious, have fun baking, and you will find out how enjoyable it is baking .

— says sharon
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