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    Ora's Deep Dark Chocolate Cake

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    45 mins

    10 mins

    35 mins

    Ail Blanks's Note:

    Sinful, sensational, and luscious, this cake is too easy to make to be this good! My grandmother gave me this recipe when I got married. Make it and you'll see why she kept it such a secret.

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    1. 1
      Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. 2
      Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans (tip:use cocoa powder to dust pan).
    3. 3
      In large bowl, stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
    4. 4
      Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla: beat on medium speed of electric mixer for 2 minutes.
    5. 5
      Stir in water.
    6. 6
      (Batter will be thin.).
    7. 7
      Pour batter evenly into prepared pans.
    8. 8
      Bake 30-35 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
    9. 9
      Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks.
    10. 10
      Cool completely.
    11. 11
      Prepare Ora's Favorite Frosting; spread between layers and over top and sides of cake.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 27, 2009


      First off, this exact recipe is on the back of the Hershey cocoa powder box. Secondly, it really just did not taste that good to me. And it was horrible coming out of the pan! It stuck so badly. I would definitely recommend using shortening or parchment paper.

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    • on November 08, 2009


      Very moist, i like the texture, loved it. :D i was giving it a test run before my boyfriend's birthday, i think im sticking with this recipe :D reminder to myself: VERY VERY YUMMY ;)

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    • on August 07, 2008


      After making a disastrous recipe from this site which shall remain nameless, I was paranoid this wouldn't turn out too but my fears were ungrounded. The cake itself had a great chocolate flavor and was tasty on its own. I didn't make your icing because I have my own recipe but thanks for sharing your recipe. I will make it again. It was moist and delicious.

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    Nutritional Facts for Ora's Deep Dark Chocolate Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (116 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 387.8
    Calories from Fat 122
    Total Fat 13.6 g
    Saturated Fat 2.3 g
    Cholesterol 45.7 mg
    Sodium 502.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 61.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
    Sugars 40.2 g
    Protein 5.5 g

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