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The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe

This chocolate cake recipe is unbelievably moist and rich. This cake has a decadent old-time chocolate fortune frosting that pairs well with the cake. Its secret ingredient is cooked beets.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Best Chocolate Chip Cookie, Chocolate Dessert, Chocolate Recipe, Dessert, Desserts, easy desserts
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 503kcal


  • Blender or Cuisinart



  • 1 cup cooking oil
  • cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 16 oz can beets drained and puree in a blender
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • cup flour sift before measuring
  • tsp baking soda

Chocolate Fortune Frosting

  • 5 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 4 cups powdered sugar sift before measuring
  • 4 tbs hot water
  • 2 egg
  • cup butter room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract



  • Sift flour and measure.
  • Cut and line two 9" cake pan bottoms with parchment paper.
  • Drain beets and puree in a blender.
  • Melt chocolate over the stove or in a microwave.
  • Mix flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  • In another bowl, cream sugar and oil until well mixed.
  • Add eggs, beets, and vanilla.
  • Next, mix in melted chocolate and blend well.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients.
  • Place in two prepared cake pans.
  • Bake cakes at 350° for 25-35 minutes.
  • Cool cakes on racks and let cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans

Chocolate Fortune Frosting

  • Add about two inches of water to a double boiler pot.
  • Place chocolate in a heat-proof mixing bowl or saucepan.
  • Place the saucepan with chocolate over the pot of hot water and melt the chocolate.
  • With a handheld electric mixer, blend chocolate, sugar, and water.
  • Beat in vanilla. Slowly add the egg and mix well after each installment.
  • Next, take off the stove and beat in room temperature butter.
  • Place the hot pan or bowl over another bowl that is half full of ice.
  • At high speed, beat frosting until it is light and fluffy.
  • Frost the top of the first layer of cake. Add the second cake and frost the top and sides.


Serving: 16servings | Calories: 503kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 266IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 3mg