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This recipe calls for mixing all the ingredients together into a bowl, then dividing the batter into cake pans, then baking them. How easy is that?

Source: Martha Stewart Baby, Spring 2002



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  • Stillsmillingca
    24 OCT, 2014
    I LOVE this chocolate cake, easy, moist and perfect crumb. Nice and sturdy if you want to decorate with fondant but not heavy. It rises very nicely... two high 9" layers. I will never search for another chocolate cake recipe again. Pair it with swiss buttercream...perfect!
  • joojey
    9 APR, 2014
    Hey Martha, plz help me out tht whether this cake is suitable to covered in fondant? i want to make two 9" cakes n then covered in fondant, so can i go ahead?
  • gracemcardona
    11 FEB, 2014
    I would like to know if I could skip the paper part just because I am using a football shape baking pan.
  • Marlene81
    5 AUG, 2013
    Hi everyone! Does anyone know much this cake rises and if you can bake it in one 8 inch pan and than slice it too? If not, how long can the rest of the batter be left in the bowl or the tins before baking? Thanks!!
  • Riska Samtoy
    4 SEP, 2012
    I make this cake for my son 4th bday. It was turn great. Followed the methode , yes add water asnintruction, moist. Thanks Martha
  • pj1515
    25 JUN, 2012
    I LOVE this recipe and have forwarded it on to so many friends. Only thing is that I would love to be able to make this in advance for some events-has anyone tried freezing this and if so how did you wrap i/defrost it?
  • Susan94
    2 MAR, 2011
    I think Martha needs to add 1 1/2 cups of water in ingredient list. I forget to look when I pull out all the ingredients and do measuring ahead of time. Just a little quirk. I made it a few times so I remember about the water but someone new might miss it and mess up and waste the whole cake. Ingredients are expensive.
  • Lilpriness1978
    7 FEB, 2011
    Hi I did this cupcake recipe...Just UMMM !! My daughter and i got a lot of succes in school... Thanks Martha
  • rosebengal
    12 AUG, 2010
    FYI - calumsmom - Martha's recipes NEVER include water in the ingredient list when called for in a recipe. Just a quirk you eventually get used to but it can make you crazy the first few times!
  • petalsjw
    5 JUL, 2010
    I brought up one-bowl chocolate cake and found a recipe done in 2010, poossbily a correction?? This recipe only make one 8" cake, but when you double the recipe it would be 1 1/2 Cup buttermilk and 1 1/2 Cup warm water. So I guess that would be the correct liquid amounts!!?? Hope this helps Calumsmom!!!

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