The best chocolate cake recipe, ever — decadent and moist, with an incredible cream cheese frosting.
I’m just going to say it. This is the best chocolate cake recipe ever. And I’m not just saying that to get you to try it…I truly believe this is the best chocolate cake I’ve ever eaten.
I know, I know…it’s a little bit silly to post a decadent, chocolate cake recipe right when people are starting new diets…but I couldn’t help it! It’s worth the splurge. Just start your new diet tomorrow.
This chocolate cake was created, and tested, and perfected, by my great-grandmother. Growing up, I’ve always heard my dad rave about this chocolate cake. He would always talk about how it was incredibly moist (he attributed that to it having a full cup of oil. Delicious, yes. Unhealthy…I’d say so) and nothing else could be compared to it’s deliciousness.
Considering how often my dad told me about this cake, you’d think I would have tried it a time or two. However, that was not the case. My dad wasn’t sure where the recipe was, or if there even was one. You see, my great grandmother never wrote recipes down, or really measured things out in traditional methods (by using measuring spoons.) However, we were able to get a copy of the recipe, which looks like it was in her hand writing, and I knew I had to try it out for a family Christmas party on my dad’s side of the family.
I made this cake three times, and from those experiences I discovered one thing — do not change anything. Seriously. I know there’s a lot of sugar and oil, but if you are going to make a delicious chocolate cake…you can’t really skimp in those areas! I tried using all-purpose flour and homemade buttermilk the first time, and while, yes, it was good, it wasn’t perfect. The second and third time, I followed it perfectly…and it was delicious.
The original recipe had glaze/boiled frosting on it, but we couldn’t get it quite right, so we decided to use the cream cheese frosting my great-grandmother used on other cakes. I personally loved it, and I think it will definitely be my go-to frosting from now on.