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Mumma’s Chocolate Cake

Moist chocolate cake. Perfect for layer cakes, 9 x 13-inch cakes or 24 cupcakes.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 255 kcal
Author Janet Barton


  • 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup oil I used light flavored olive oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla



  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt together. Set mixture aside. In a large mixing bowl beat sugar and eggs until light yellow. With mixer running slowly drizzle in oil. Mix until smooth. Add buttermilk alternately with flour mixture. Slowly add 1 cup boiling water until batter is smooth. Mix in vanilla. Bake in preheated oven. For a 9 x 13 or 9-inch rounds bake 25-30 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly pressed. Cupcakes bake for 18-20 minutes. Makes 24 cupcakes OR one 9 x 13-inch cake OR two 9-inch round.
  2. Recipe Notes

Recipe Notes

High altitude adjustments: Reduce sugar by 2 tablespoons then add 2 tablespoons more flour

Nutrition Facts
Mumma’s Chocolate Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 409mg17%
Potassium 119mg3%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.