Lane's Chocolate Cake

My family has two favorite chocolate cake recipes. This recipe and the Crazy Wacky Cake while both are extremely easy and delicious, this one is my husband's all time favorite.

If you are into rodeos, then you’ll know the name Lane Frost.  This recipe originally came from the Lane Frost WEBSITE. But it has since been removed, but thankfully, I found a copy on Pinterest. I have to say that I don’t make this cake often, because it is very rich.  Since it is my husband's favorite and he has a HUGE sweet tooth, I usually give in when he asks for it.  It's perfect for a birthday!

~Lane's Chocolate Cake~


  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa
  • 1 Cup Oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup Sour Milk or Buttermilk
  • 1 Cup Hot Water
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.

In a large bowl, mix sugar, cocoa, oil, eggs, salt, flour, and sour milk together. Add water, soda, and vanilla, the batter will be thin. Pour into a 9 X 13 inch pan. Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Chocolate Icing

  •  1/2 Stick Margarine, Melted
  •  2 1/2 Cups Confectioners’ Sugar
  •  3 Tablespoons Cocoa
  •  Milk - smidgen

In a medium bowl,  mix margarine, confectioners’ sugar, and cocoa with enough milk to be creamy. Spread on cake after cake has completely cooled.

** If you have a true 9X13 baking dish, you may have a little volcano action going on towards the end of the baking. This cake does not rise like a box cake. I have to put a pan on the bottom rack to catch the over flow.

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