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Simple Chocolate Cake

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1 hour 30 mins
Prep: 20 mins | Cook: 30-35 mins | Servings: 12 servings


Indulge in the decadent world of chocolate with our Simple Chocolate Cake recipe. This classic dessert is a chocolate lover’s dream come true, combining moist and fluffy layers of cake with a rich and velvety chocolate frosting. With its straightforward preparation and timeless appeal, this cake is perfect for any occasion, whether you’re celebrating a special milestone or simply satisfying your sweet tooth. Get ready to experience pure chocolate bliss with every bite of this luscious and irresistible treat.


For the cake:

  • 1 and ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 and ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 and ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water

For the chocolate frosting:

  • 1 and ½ cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, granulated sugar, and salt. Whisk until well combined.
  3. Add the eggs, milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients. Beat on medium speed for about 2 minutes until the batter is smooth and well mixed.
  4. Gradually pour in the boiling water, stirring gently with a spatula until the batter is thin. Don’t worry, the batter will be runny—it’s supposed to be that way.
  5. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans. Tap the pans gently on the counter to remove any air bubbles.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean.
  7. Remove the cakes from the oven and let them cool in the pans for 10 minutes. Then, transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. While the cakes are cooling, prepare the chocolate frosting. In a large bowl, cream the softened butter until smooth and creamy. Gradually add the powdered sugar and cocoa powder, mixing on low speed until well combined.
  9. Add the milk and vanilla extract to the butter mixture and beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. If needed, adjust the consistency by adding more milk or powdered sugar.
  10. Once the cakes are completely cooled, place one cake layer on a serving plate. Spread a generous amount of chocolate frosting on top. Place the second cake layer on top and frost the entire cake with the remaining chocolate frosting.
  11. Decorate the cake as desired, such as with chocolate shavings, sprinkles, or fresh berries.
  12. Slice and serve this delightful Simple Chocolate Cake to your loved ones or guests, and watch their faces light up with delight as they savor the irresistible combination of moist chocolate cake and creamy frosting.

Enjoy the sheer indulgence of this Simple Chocolate Cake, perfect for any chocolate lover’s cravings or special occasions that call for a sweet celebration. With its homemade goodness and rich chocolate flavor, this cake will become a beloved treat that leaves everyone longing for another slice.


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