Very Best Chocolate Cake

March 4, 2017


 I have been making this chocolate cake for over 35 years – it came from a newspaper, probably our local one.  The newspaper clipping is yellowed, torn and stained.  And I still agree with the title, it is the very best chocolate cake.  I always requested a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting for my birthdays when I was little – so did my daughter.  Now her oldest daughter does too.  This cake has stood the testament of time.  I think you will approve.  Enjoy. 




3 cups flour

2 cups sugar

½ cup cocoa powder

½ tsp. salt

2 TBSP vinegar

2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 tsp. baking soda

1-cup vegetable oil

2 cups water



In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except frosting.  Beat with electric mixer until smooth.  Pour into greased 13x9” cake pan.  Bake at 375 degrees 35-40 minutes.  Cool and frost in pan.


(Yes, this cake contains no eggs and all the ingredients can be mixed at one time).


Chocolate Frosting


¼ cup butter, melted

½ cup cocoa powder

¼ tsp. salt

1/3 cup milk

1½ tsp vanilla

3½ cup powdered sugar



Combine melted butter, cocoa and salt.  Then add milk and vanilla.  Mix in sugar in 3 parts.  Mix until smooth and creamy.   Add more sugar to thicken or milk to thin if needed for spreading consistency.


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