This cake is moist and incredibly hard to muck up.


  • 1 C Sour Milk (add 2Tsp malt vinegar to milk)
  • 1 C Oil
  • 2 C Sugar
  • 2 C Plain Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 C Cocoa
  • 2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 C Hot Water


    Put ingredients in order listed into bowl.
    Mix until combined
    Bake at 180 for approx. 45 mins or until skewer comes out clean


jenn1019 Says... 26 Jul 2011 , 10:24am

I don't mean to sound dumb....but "bake at 180 ...." 180 degress C or F

IQDollphin Says... 27 Jul 2011 , 9:26am

Has to be Celsius. Thats 356 F*

hurricake_vs_tiramisunami Says... 14 Aug 2011 , 6:46pm

This cake was so simple to make, that I half believed it wouldn't turn out. Not only, is it easy to make, it is THE most moist, chocolately, flavourful, and not too sweet cake I have ever had. I am the biggest (no pun intended) chocoholic - and this was the PERFECT cake. I always get great comments on my cakes - but people were swarming around me asking for the recipe... THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS!!! =)

LoveMyKalystAmicio Says... 15 Aug 2011 , 8:05am

Can I use buttermilk instead of the 'sour milk' by any chance or is this completely different?

LouLou79 Says... 19 Aug 2011 , 1:40pm

Hi what kind of oil does it have to be ? Thanks :)

cakesbysharon Says... 28 Aug 2011 , 7:57am

How much cake mix does his make?

DanaLinn Says... 28 Aug 2011 , 9:32am

Is this cake good for making a tiered cake?

NancyP13 Says... 2 May 2012 , 12:19pm

Buttermilk works fine.

ufo9978 Says... 1 Oct 2012 , 1:41pm

two questions: how much cake does this recipe make and is it sturdy enough for tiered and fondant?

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