Theresa’s Double Chocolate Cake

by Kevin
Double Chocolate Cake
Double Chocolate Cake
Double Chocolate Cake

Theresa, part of my work family, makes the most amazing double chocolate cake.  It’s light and fluffy – Just chocolaty enough.  When I asked her for the recipe, she admitted it was a Better Homes & Gardens recipe, but I don’t care!  As far as I’m concerned, it’s her’s.

Double Chocolate Cake

Theresa's Double Chocolate Cake

Serves: 9
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour*
  • 1 cup packed brown suagr or granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


Heat oven to 350.  Mix flour, brown sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt with a fork in ungreased square pan, 8x8x2 inches. Mix in remaining ingredients except chocolate chips. Sprinkle chocolate chips over batter. Bake until wooden pic inserted in center comes out clean, 35-40 minutes.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired. *Do NOT use self rising flour for this recipe. ****Cake can be mixed in bowl if desired.


Chocolate-Cherry Cake: Omit water and chocolate chips. Stir 1/3 cup chopped almonds into flour mixture. Mix 3/4 cup water and 1/4 cup maraschino cherry syrup. Stir in syrup mixture and 1/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries with the remaining ingredients. Chocolate Spice Cake: Stir 1-1/2 teaspoonsground allspice into flour mixture. Pumpkin Cake: Omit cocoa, vanilla & chocolate chips. Stir 1 teaspoon ground allspice into flour mixture. Decrease water to 1/2 cup. Stir in 1/2 cup canned pumpkin pie mix with the remaining ingredients.

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