Make Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake from Scratch

My daughter is the 5th generation in our family to make this chocolate cake.  How cool is that?

My husband grew up eating Chocolate Cake with Snow Peak Icing for his birthday.  The cake is an old family recipe from Mother Smith, who is Jason’s great grandma.  

There is something special about family recipes.  We have several family recipes from both sides of the family.  I love that there is a connection there.  We eat the same things.  We belong.

Chocolate Cake

2 C sugar
2 tsp baking soda
2 C flour
2 (heaping) TB baking cocoa
½ C buttermilk (or use ½ C milk with 1 tsp vinegar & allow it to set for 5 minutes)
2 eggs, beaten thoroughly
½ C butter, softened
1 C boiling water

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Spray and flour 2 8” round cake pans.  In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.  Set the bowl aside.

In a separate bowl, mix together the buttermilk, eggs, and softened butter.

Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients.  Add the 1 C of boiling water, being careful not to splash it on yourself. 

Pour the batter into the prepared pans. 

Bake for 30-40 minutes.  The cake is done when you stick a toothpick in the cake and the toothpick comes out clean.

Allow the cake to cool completely before frosting.  We frost it with a Snow Peak Icing that Jason’s mom found in an old cookbook years and years ago.

Chocolate Cake

Add this chocolate cake to your recipe box, and maybe your future generations will be making it as well.

How to Make Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake

Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake is a family recipe going back 5 generations. This delicious homemade chocolate cake is easy to make and very moist. Go to MommysApron.com for a homemade Snow Peak Icing.

Ingredients

  • 2 C sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 C flour
  • 2 (heaping) TB baking cocoa
  • ½ C buttermilk (or use ½ C milk with 1 tsp vinegar & allow it to set for 5 minutes)
  • 2 eggs, beaten thoroughly
  • ½ C butter, softened
  • 1 C boiling water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray and flour 2 8” round cake pans. In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Set the bowl aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the buttermilk, eggs, and softened butter.
  3. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients. Add the 1 C of boiling water, being careful not to splash it on yourself.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pans.
  5. Bake for 30-40 minutes. The cake is done when you stick a toothpick in the cake and the toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Allow the cake to cool completely before frosting.
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