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Mrs. Kocevar's Black Joe Cake

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“My sister shared this recipe that she got from her mother-in-law. Requested by my nephews on their birthdays, my sister Carol makes a batch and a half of this recipe and bakes in a 9x13" pan for 40 minutes.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup water
  • 12 cup butter or 12 cup margarine
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate squares
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 12 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 34 cup sour milk (Sour milk can be made by adding 1 T lemon juice or vinegar to 3/4 c milk)


  1. Boil water; remove from heat and add butter and chocolate; stir.
  2. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda.
  3. Add eggs; stir.
  4. Stir in chocolate mixture, mixing well.
  5. Add sour milk; mix well.
  6. Pour into 2 greased and floured 8" round cake pans.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes.

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