Grandma Moore’s Chocolate Cake Recipe

Grandma Moore’s Chocolate Cake Recipe

My Grandma Moore was a wonderful cook. She use to cook at the elementary schools and I am sure everyone loved her cooking. Back then they cooked everything from scratch. Her and Grandpa lived in a little house with a tiny kitchen. That did not stop her from cooking the most mouth-watering food.

We use to talk on the phone at least once a week and tell each other what we had to cook for the kiddos. She has been gone for a long time but her recipes live on.

I love to bake and try NEW RECIPES. Grandma Moore’s Chocolate Cake is great for picnics, cookouts, potlucks, or if you need a chocolate fix.

This is the kind of chocolate cake you should have in your recipe collection. This rich, fudgy chocolate cake will melt in your mouth with every bite. 

This is the BEST chocolate cake!  It gets made in one bowl and is everything you want a easy homemade chocolate cake to be..moist and so chocolatey.


  • 1 pkg Duncan Hines White Cake Mix  (Do not use a cake mix with the added pudding mix.)
  • 1 pkg Instant Chocolate Pudding (small)
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 2 cups milk


  • Toothpick Test….Insert a toothpick into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean the cake is done.
  • Springy Top.… Gently touch the top of the cake with your finger, If it springs back, it’s ready.
  • Edges Pull Away…The edges of the cake start to pull away from the sides of the pan when it’s done.

The chocolate cake batter is really easy to make. (Remember you are adding a box of chocolate pudding to the cake mix, so don’t buy the cake mix with pudding “in the mix”)

This rich, fudgy chocolate cake will melt in your mouth with every bite.

Creamy Chocolate Frosting

1/4 cup butter, room temperature

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

2 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 cup heavy cream

In the bowl beat the butter, cocoa powder and powdered sugar until combined. Add in the vanilla and cream and beat on medium speed for 1-2 minutes until creamy, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.

Spread a thin layer of frosting called a “crumb coat” all over the cake. This helps to smooth out the crumbs to prepare for the final coating of frosting. It is like a primer for a cake.

Make Grandma Moore’s Chocolate Cake for dinner tonight and I bet you do not have any leftovers.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the recipe…..

Course Dessert
Cuisine American



  • 1 pkg Duncan Hines White Cake Mix Do not use a cake mix with the added pudding mix.
  • 1 pkg Instant Chocolate Pudding (small)
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 2 cups milk



  • Empty the white cake mix into a mixing bowl.
  • Add the box of instant chocolate pudding and whisk together.
  • Add the eggs and milk and beat with a mixer until smooth.
  • Prep your cake pan. Grease your pan. Then, dust it with flour.
  • Pour your cake batter into your cake pan(s), and bake at 350 degrees. A 13×9″ cake will take around 30 minutes. 8×8″ or 9×9″ cakes will take slightly less time.
  • Remove from the oven when the center of the cake is firm.
  • Add icing to your cake and ENJOY!!
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