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Perfect Chocolate Cake Recipe

This is the only chocolate cake recipe you will need!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cake, easy cake recipe, occasion cake
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 499
Author: Eden

Ingredients

Perfect Chocolate Cake Recipe

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup boiling water

Rich Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

  • 8 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon brewed coffee

Instructions

Perfect Chocolate Cake Recipe

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all of the dry ingredients together. Add in the eggs, oil, vanilla and milk and mix until combined. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl. Add in the boiling water. Divide batter into two 9 inch round pans that have been sprayed. Bake for 30 minutes or until the center of the cake is done. If you take it out too early, the middle will collapse.

Rich Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

  • Beat butter until fluffy, sift together powder sugar and cocoa (you can skip the sifting, but it helps with lumps.) Add the dry ingredients to the butter and beat on high. Slowly add in the milk, vanilla and coffee and beat in high until light and fluffy.

Nutrition

Calories: 499kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 328mg | Potassium: 391mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 3.6mg