Secret Chocolate Cake

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Chocolate Cake

By Aidan McAlister

It was a nice Christmas evening in Wilmington, Ohio. We were all eating turkey and other great food. When everyone was done eating, my great grandma pulled out a perfectly round, chocolate cake topped with nice red, juicy strawberries. As she cut the cake everyone gazed upon the god of cakes. The cake tasted like it was lowered from heaven with its perfect chocolate taste, not too much chocolate, but not to little. When it was gone, everyone was sad. When everyone left my great grandma handed my family another cake for when we got home in Tulsa.


*Not the official recipe because no one has it*


  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease flour two nine inch round pans.

2. In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla, mix for 2 minutes on medium speed of mixer. Stir in the boiling water last. Batter will be thin. Pour evenly into the prepared pans.

3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until the cake tests done with a toothpick. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove to wire rack to cool completely.