Southern Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Per my husband’s request, I made this taste little recipe that he found but altered to make it my own. Normally I would have a photo of a whole cake but it was eaten and this is all that’s left after almost 2 weeks of making this dish.  Here’s the crazy part…it’s still SUPER moist and amazing!  This is now my go to for chocolate cake.  Next time I’ll make sure to post a complete cake rather than just a piece.

Southern Chocolate Cake

  • 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
  • 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1/2 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 3/4 of half and half (recipe called for sour milk aka spoiled milk or use buttermilk)
  • 1 cup of boiling water

* Preheat oven 350°F
* Grease and flour 9×13 pan

  1. Mix butter and sugar until light and fluffy in a mixer.
  2. Beat in eggs once butter and sugar mixture is ready.
  3. Add in flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt and blend in together.
  4. Add baking soda to half and half and mix the liquid into your batter.
  5. Finally, add the boiling water and mix by hand.
  6. Pour your mixture in you 9×13 pan and bake at 350°F for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 2 ounces of unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 ounces of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract


  1. Mix all the ingredients into a mixture until smooth and creamy.
  2. Spread on cooled down cake and ENJOY!

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