Extra-Rich Chocolate Cake

Extra-Rich Chocolate Cake Recipe
Photo: Ralph Anderson

Recipe from

Southern Living


2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup butter or margarine
3 tablespoons cocoa
2 large eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup strong brewed coffee
Chocolate Frosting
Chopped pecans (optional)


Stir together first 5 ingredients.

Bring 1 cup water and next 3 ingredients to a boil. Add to flour mixture, and beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.

Beat eggs and next 3 ingredients at medium speed with electric mixer until blended. Stir into flour mixture. Pour into a greased and floured 15- x 10-inch jellyroll pan.

Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. Spread Chocolate Frosting over warm cake; cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Sprinkle with chopped pecans, if desired.