Aunt Marilyn’s Chocolate Cake

The other week we invited our new friends and their sweet little baby daughter over to our house. They heard I have some hair cutting experience and wanted to see my skills in action. So I set up shop just off our back patio and snipped away at both Igor and Sanny’s hair.

During the process we (the mom, Sanny, included) were surprised to realize it was the exact day of Lluvia’s 9-month birthday. So obviously we decided to whip up a birthday cake to celebrate the occasion. Or maybe we were just looking for a reason to bake something. It’s hard to say.

It didn’t take long to decide to make Isaiah’s Aunt Marilyn’s Decadent Chocolate Cake. It’s the real deal – chocolate cake of the perfect consistency that tastes super chocolately like a chocolate cake should. We use 100% pure cocoa powder (found in the white bag here in Paraguay). And the cake is topped with a chocolate and nut frosting that rounds out the whole decadent concept.

Decadent Chocolate Cake Recipe

Aunt Marilyn’s Chocolate Cake Recipe



3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cups oil
3 eggs
1 cup sour milk (or milk mixed with 1 tablespoon vinegar)
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups hot water
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


1/2 cup butter, melted
6 tablespoons milk, heated
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon vanilla
powdered sugar to texture
1/2 cup or more pecans


1. Mix dry ingredients – flour, sugar, and cocoa powder.

2. Mix rest of ingredients – oil, eggs, milk, baking soda, hot water, and vanilla.

3. Bake at 350F for about 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out mostly clean.

4. Meanwhile, mix together frosting.

5. Let cake cool for a bit, then add frosting.

Yum, I can imagine the rich chocolately flavor of this cake right now and it’s making me hungry. I hope you’ll try it out sometime!


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