Grandma Gorman’s Chocolate Cake

Preparation info
  • Makes

    10 to 12

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Get in There and Cook: A Master Class for the Starter Chef

By Richard Sax

Published 1997

  • About

Who can say “no” to chocolate cake? This old-fashioned two-layer classic is the kind you only can find these days when you bake it at home. This particular recipe I’ve borrowed from my editor.



  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 4 ounces


  1. Prepare the cakes: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter two 9-inch-round cake pans. Dust the insides of the pans generously with unsweetened cocoa powder or all-purpose flour (tap out any excess).
  2. Melt together the butter and chocolate in a