Chocolate Cake

This Chocolate Cake is rich, moist, and deeply chocolatey, perfect for any occasion. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or just craving something sweet, this cake is sure to impress. Made with simple ingredients, this classic dessert is easy to prepare and can be enjoyed with a variety of frostings and toppings.


  • 1 3/4 cups (220g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 cup (75g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups (400g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup (240ml) whole milk, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (240ml) boiling water

Optional Addition:

  • 1 cup (175g) semi-sweet chocolate chips for extra chocolatey goodness


  1. Prepare the Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans or line them with parchment paper.
  1. Mix Dry Ingredients:
  • In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, sugar, and salt.
  1. Combine Wet Ingredients:
  • In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  1. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:
  • Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing until smooth. The batter will be thin, which is fine.
  1. Add Boiling Water:
  • Stir in the boiling water until well combined. The batter will become even thinner, but this is what makes the cake moist.
  1. Add Optional Chocolate Chips:
  • If using, fold in the chocolate chips.
  1. Bake the Cake:
  • Pour the batter evenly into the prepared cake pans.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and allow the cakes to cool in the pans for about 10 minutes. Then, transfer the cakes to a wire rack to cool completely.
  1. Frost the Cake:
  • Once the cakes are completely cool, you can frost them with your favorite frosting. Chocolate buttercream or ganache works wonderfully.

Tips for Success:

  • Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature for the best texture.
  • Don’t overmix the batter once the wet and dry ingredients are combined to avoid a dense cake.
  • Use high-quality cocoa powder for the best chocolate flavor.

Nutritional Estimate:
(Per Serving, based on 12 servings)

  • Calories: 340
  • Carbohydrates: 58g
  • Sugars: 38g
  • Fat: 13g
  • Protein: 4g

This chocolate cake pairs beautifully with a variety of frostings and fillings. For an extra indulgent treat, try filling the cake with a layer of chocolate ganache or whipped cream and topping with fresh berries. This versatile cake can also be made into cupcakes or a sheet cake, adjusting the baking time accordingly. Enjoy a slice with a glass of cold milk or a cup of hot coffee for a truly delightful experience!

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