Friday, December 5, 2008

The 2nd Best Chocolate Cake in the World

Since I already posted the world's best chocolate cake, I am posting the 2nd best chocolate cake recipe. When my "Grandma Edith" was alive, she would make this cake for us each time we visited. It was so heavy and rich and chocolaty that it soon became a household favorite. We always claimed it was healthy because it had oatmeal in it. Make sure you use real butter for added calories and cholesterol. It doesn't matter because it's healthy, right? Get the best chocolate chips and make sure you use a lot of them. The original recipe called for less chocolate, but you know me and my family.

Grandma Edith's Chocolate Cake:

1 3/4 Cups Boiling Water
1 Cup Oatmeal
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup White Sugar
1 Cube Butter
2 Eggs
1 3/4 Cups Flour
1 teaspoon Soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/3 Cup Cocoa
1 Package Chocolate Chips
1/2 Cup Chopped Nuts (We use walnuts)

In a large bowl, stir together boiling water and oatmeal. Let sit 10 minutes. Add brown sugar, white sugar, and butter. Stir until the butter melts. Then, add eggs. Mix well. In a different bowl, stir together flour, soda, salt, and cocoa. Add to wet ingredients. Mix 1/2 of the chocolate chips into the batter. Pour into greased and floured 9x13" pan. Sprinkle the other half of the chocolate chips on top with the nuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.


  1. Sounds too good! Now if I could only find someone to make it for me...

  2. Forget it. You're too far away. I'm not making it for you. It's really not that hard, Carroll.

  3. Hello Amy,

    Thanks for coming and visiting my blog. Yay! And commenting is such a treat!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am seeing that you like to cook, so this is a treat for me also, I have ventured into a new talent of trying to cook. Ha ha! I also see you have a list of other blogsites, so I hope you do not mind if I take a peek also! -Suzanne

  4. Suzanne,
    I love to visit blogs and comment and receive comments. It's so fun to make new friends. Don't be a stranger.

  5. Amy, this just sounds rich and delicious and of course, being a freak about chocolate, it's a must bake ! Thanks !

  6. Lynn,
    It is rich and delicious. It's really good with ice cream, but what chocolate cake isn't?

  7. Oh this one looks great. I will have to make it for the chocoholics in my house! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Thanks, Momza. I think you'll love it and the best way to eat it is when it's warm and the chocolate chips are still melted. But I have to admit we have had it for breakfast the next day, isn't that terrible?

  9. Thanks for the recipe. I didn't have this one...Yum, Now I do. ;)

  10. Zumba Girl, just remember to leave out the gluten, OK? Don't want you getting sick. By the way, I love your Zumba blog. Too fun.

  11. That looks SO good! I may just have to steal that one. Thanks for stopping be today. Come back for a visit anytime!

  12. 1momof5,
    No problem. I love your photography blog, too. I stumbled across that one and love your work. I wish I could take pictures like you do. You capture the greatest expressions and so clearly. I even subscribed to your rss feed on that one.

    I hope you enjoy the cake.

  13. Oh yum...I think I might have to try this one out...Even though the best one sounds good..this one has nuts in it...I love walnuts..yum...thanks for sharing! :)

  14. They're both to die for. Have fun making them.


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