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Simple Chocolate Cake

Simple Chocolate Cake
Makes:
10 servings
Prep Time:
20
minutes
Total Time:
75
minutes
Vegetarian
based on
12 reviews
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Ingredients:

  • CAKE
  • 6 oz. NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bar, melted and cooled
  • 3/4 cup 1 1/2 sticks butter or margarine
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • CREAMY CHOCOLATE FROSTING
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 2 oz. NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bar
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon milk

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease two 9-inch-round baking pans or one 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

FOR CAKE:
BEAT
sugar, butter and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Add eggs; beat for 1 minute. Beat in melted chocolate. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; beat into creamed mixture alternately with milk.

POUR into prepared baking pan(s).

BAKE for 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 20 minutes; invert onto wire rack(s) to cool completely.

FROST with Creamy Chocolate Frosting.

FOR CREAMY CHOCOLATE FROSTING:
MICROWAVE
butter and baking bar in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 45 seconds; STIR. The bar may retain some of its shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10 to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted. Cool to room temperature.

BEAT 1 cup sugar, vanilla extract and salt into chocolate mixture until creamy. Gradually beat in remaining sugar alternately with milk until smooth. Makes 2 cups.


Reviews:

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  •  Star(s)

    Chocolate cake

    J Castillo from Stratford, CT

    Overall cake was good- I could have baked it for less just to keep in some of the moisture-since the cake came out a little drier than I expected.

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    Make it Quicker too!

    Marilyn Morgan from Montgomery, IL

    This can be cooked in the microwave in about 8 minutes. Use a Tupperware Silicone baking form (bundt) and cook at full power. Makes a very moist cake! People are amazed to get a cake within 10 minutes.

  •  Star(s)

    WONERFUL

    Jamie Brown from LEES SUMMIT, MO

    I MADE THIS CAKE FOR A DINNER PARTY AND IT WAS LOVED BY ALL. I WILL MAKE THIS CAKE AGAIN AND AGAIN.

  •  Star(s)

    Easy does it.

    Ashley Cardenas from EVERETT, WA

    This is one of my absoulte favorite recipes to make. The cake turned out better than I thought it would and the icing was so very delicious. My family loves it!! I will definitely make this car again and again.

  •  Star(s)

    Simple Chocolate Cake

    Patricia Bradley from GREENSBORO, NC

    For any chocolate lover this cake is their dream come true, moist, melt-in-your mouth delight! Chocolate at it's best!

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    chocolate cake

    Kristi Thury from Tes, SD

    This cake was very good! I did not have semi-sweet chocolate on hand, so I used unsweetened chocolate. It still turned out very good. I will definately make it again! The frosting is very creamy & the cake is moist.

  •  Star(s)

    Not my idea of Chocolate cake!

    Freaky Girl from l8r, HI

    It wasn't quite as I expected! It turned out to be a TOTAL disaster, i made it a week ago, and it's still kept in the fridge!!! I certainly DID NOT like it!!!

  •  Star(s)

    Mmmmm

    Michelle from Tennessee

    I was looking for a simple & delicious chocolate cake recipe and I found it!! I will be making this recipe for a long time.

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    Simple Chocolate Cake

    Barbara Anderson from Lakeland, FL

    I've had this recipe for a long time and it's one of my favorites. It looks hard but it isn't. Delicious cake every time I make it.

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    Simple chocolate cake

    Linda Zemlo from Florence, SC

    I made this 2 days ago when neighbors came for dinner they thought I was baking all day. It recieved great reviews.

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    Review for Simple Chocolate Cake

    Avery Edenfield from Kennesaw, Ga, United States

    Simply delicous. The only cake I've ever made that hasn't caved in or gone flat! Came out perfect!

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    Review for Simple Chocolate Cake

    emily fehr from minnespolis, minnesota, united states

    well i must say this looks like a really good cake and all i really have to say this recipe does not look easy and the recipe said it was a easy cake to make but other then that i really like you web site and love all your recipes -emily

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/10 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 10 

  • Calories: 660
  • Calories from Fat: 290
  • Total Fat: 32g (49% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 19g (97% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 125mg (42% of DV)
  • Sodium: 470mg (19% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 90g (30% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: .5g (3% of DV)
  • Sugars: 67g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Vitamin A: 15% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 6% of DV
  • Iron: 8% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Simple Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

  • CAKE
  • 6 oz. NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bar, melted and cooled
  • 3/4 cup 1 1/2 sticks butter or margarine
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • CREAMY CHOCOLATE FROSTING
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 2 oz. NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bar
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon milk

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease two 9-inch-round baking pans or one 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

FOR CAKE:
BEAT
sugar, butter and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Add eggs; beat for 1 minute. Beat in melted chocolate. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; beat into creamed mixture alternately with milk.

POUR into prepared baking pan(s).

BAKE for 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 20 minutes; invert onto wire rack(s) to cool completely.

FROST with Creamy Chocolate Frosting.

FOR CREAMY CHOCOLATE FROSTING:
MICROWAVE
butter and baking bar in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 45 seconds; STIR. The bar may retain some of its shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10 to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted. Cool to room temperature.

BEAT 1 cup sugar, vanilla extract and salt into chocolate mixture until creamy. Gradually beat in remaining sugar alternately with milk until smooth. Makes 2 cups.

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