First Time Visiting? Start Here!

The world’s best chocolate cake

Well, at least according to me and a few people at Jack’s birthday party on Sunday.

I used this recipe from but tweaked it to make it a little “healthier” and to use less processed items.  It’s also easy enough that you can make it with a two-year-old kitchen helper.

Chocolate cake a’la Sarah
1/2 cup of organic evaporated cane juice (It’s basically really coarse sugar you can buy at Costco)
3/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa, plus however much Jack snuck in when I wasn’t paying attention
2 cups of all purpose flour…but I think I used bread flour
1 tsp of salt
2 tsp of baking soda
1 heaping tsp of baking powder

Mix dry ingredients.  Add 1 box of chocolate pudding mix (5.9 oz), 1 cup + a lil extra sour cream, 4 beaten eggs, 1/2 cup of warm water, and 1 cup of oil.  I don’t like vegetable oil.  At all.  I made a “test” cake 2 weeks ago to prep for the party and used walnut oil.  It gave off a weird fish taste, so I do not recommend walnut oil!  This time I used enough melted coconut oil to yield 1 cup plus a little extra.  Mix all of this stuff.

Then add ~ 2 cups of chocolate chips.  Mixture will be extremely thick.  It was almost like brownie batter.  Spoon in to a buttered and floured baking pan of your choice.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 47 minutes.  Remove from oven and place on a wire rack.  Allow it to fully cool in the pan.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

4 comments on “The world’s best chocolate cake”

  1. You can use 1 cup pureed sauerkraut and skip the oil and eggs altogether. It will make the best most moist cake ever!

  2. Thanks for the tip! I’ll be trying your recipe the next time we bake a “too much chocolate cake” and will let you know what I think. It’s not a cake we eat too often, but it is one that gets requested from friends since it’s soooo good.

    Blessings, ~Lisa @ HappyinDoleValley 🙂

  3. Pingback: "Cute as a button" cake tutorial - Frugal by Choice, Cheap by Necessity

  4. Pingback: FINALLY...Amazingly Delicious 100% Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins - Frugal by Choice, Cheap by Necessity