Everyone’s Favorite Chocolate Cake

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16 plus servings

Prep Time:

10 minutes

Bake Time:

50 minutes


store at room temperature or freeze

Advanced Prep:

may be made 5 days in advance or frozen


2 cups sugar

2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup parve unsweetened cocoa

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup orange juice, without pulp

1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

3 large eggs

1 cup boiling water

Spray oil containing flour or spray oil plus 2 tablespoons flour for greasing and flouring pan

Preparation Directions

Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease and flour a Bundt pan.

In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the orange juice, oil, vanilla, and eggs and mix for 2 minutes, until everything is thoroughly combined. Add the boiling water in 3 parts, gently mixing it in with a silicone spatula or wooden spoon (if you use an electric mixer, be careful, the water splatters)

Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the cake comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes in the pan and then turn the cake out onto a rack to cool to room temperature.

©Paula Shoyer, The Kosher Baker (Brandeis 2010)

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