STREAMING NOW: No Reservations

Alan Jackson's Chocolate Cake and Frosting

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“Fantastic chocolate cake recipe! I found this advertised on a Parkay box, bought the box of margarine and tried the recipe. Everyone who tasted it has asked for the recipe! It's easy and not too sweet. I use real butter for the margarine, but you can use either. Enjoy!”
1 cake

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cake:.
  2. Sift flour, sugar and salt together in mixing bowl. Heat water, 1 stick Parkay, oil, 1/4 cup of the cocoa. Boil, stirring constantly. Pour into flour mixture and stir until smooth.
  3. Blend in buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, 1 teaspoon of the vanilla and vinegar until smooth.
  4. Pour into a greased and floured 13x2 inch baking pan.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Cool completely.
  7. Frosting:.
  8. In a sauce pan, over medium-high heat, melt remaining 1 stick of Parkay, add the milk and the remaining 1/4 cup cocoa and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and the remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla. Stir until smooth. Pour over the cake. Enjoy!

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a