French Chocolate Cake

French Chocolate Cake

Ready in 45 minutes
9 review(s) averaging 4.8. 100% would make again

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A family favorite that is not over-powering on the sugar and just an overall enjoyable cake.

"You can use just about any pan - 13x9 for a sheet cake (which is what I usually do), 2 - 8 in square pans, 1 - 8 or 9 in round cake pans. If making a layered cake use a different frosting as the Shiny frosting won't be enough - it just puts a very thing layer on a sheet cake. I'll post the other frosting recipe shortly for layered cakes Grandma always used."

- LadyJay

Ingredients

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1 3/4 cups Cake flour
1 1/2 teaspoons Creme of tartar
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup Butter; softened
1 1/2 cups Sugar; or Splenda
2 large Eggs; room temp
1/2 cup milk
2 ounces baking Chocolate
1 teaspoon Vanilla
3/4 cup Water; boiling

Original recipe makes 12

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Preparation

Heat over to 350F. Lightly grease and flour the baking pan(s). Melt chocolate in double boiler. Sift flour, tartar, soda and salt together in large mixing bowl. Add eggs, butter, milk, chocolate and vanilla. Mix thoroughly. Add boiling water and beat 1 min. Pour into pan(s) and bake for 30-40 mins until toothpick comes out clean. Cool thoroughly before frosting if desired. Enjoy.

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photo by LadyJay LadyJay

I am 11 years old. I baked this cake and it tastes good. I can mail you a piece if you want. (My dad took the photo.) photo by Cameron161 Cameron161

photo by jhaaeh jhaaeh

photo by jhaaeh jhaaeh

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i submited the second photo in march 2009 and still dont know if i won the prize
Cameron161 5 years ago
You can use just about any pan - 13x9 for a sheet cake (which is what I usually do), 2 - 8 in square pans, 1 - 8 or 9 in round cake pans. If making a layered cake use a different frosting as the Shiny frosting won't be enough - it just puts a very thing layer on a sheet cake. I'll post the other frosting recipe shortly for layered cakes Grandma always used.
LadyJay 8 years ago
oops! what size baking pan?
tracyinde 8 years ago
thanks for correcting it. I am going to make it for my dad for father's day since he likes cakes that are not too sweet. I'll post my results!
tracyinde 8 years ago
sorry, sugar was listed on the recipe in my recipe box in BigOven, don't know what happened there - added the Splenda bit. Thanks for pointing that out!
LadyJay 8 years ago
[I made edits to this recipe.]
LadyJay 8 years ago
where is the sugar listed on the ingredients?
tracyinde 8 years ago
If you substitute Splenda for Sugar the 10 carb per serving becomes zero.
Cyrano 8 years ago
[I posted this recipe.]
LadyJay 8 years ago
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