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Best-Ever Chocolate Cake

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Makes

15 servings

You can't miss with this delightful old-fashioned dessert. It's truly the best ever chocolate cake! It is moist and chocolaty, and its light, fluffy frosting stirs up in a jiffy. Use vanilla pudding instead of chocolate in the frosting if you wish. -Catherine Dawe, Kent, Ohio
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Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • FLUFFY CHOCOLATE FROSTING:
  • 1 cup cold whole milk
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Add the water, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Beat on low speed for 1 minute. Beat on medium for 1 minute.
  2. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. For frosting, in a bowl, beat the milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Beat in whipped topping. Spread over cake. Refrigerate leftovers.
Editor's Note: This cake does not contain eggs.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 365 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 443mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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