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Super-Moist Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Buttercream Frosting!

This 'Depression-era' Chocolate Cake Has A Secret Ingredient! 

This 'Depression-era' Chocolate Cake has a secret ingredient that was used as an economic substitution for butter and eggs and it gives this cake it's super-moist super powers and it's still one of the most preferred chocolate cake recipes out there today!


Super-Moist Chocolate Cake
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate do not exceed 61% cacao, chopped
  • 1 cup unsweetened Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa Powder or regular unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 3/4 cups boiling water
  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 1 1/3 cups mayonnaise do not use reduced-fat,fat-free or Miracle Whip, Hellman’s
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
  • 1 1/4 cups butter softened
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3/4 to 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder for dark frosting, use part Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa, about 4 tablespoons
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk or heavy cream


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