Indulge in the rich, decadent flavors of a homemade classic chocolate cake. This recipe will guide you through the steps to create a moist and delicious chocolate cake that’s sure to satisfy any sweet tooth, The Ultimate Chocolate Cake Recipe: Decadence on a Plate.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 and 3/4 cups granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs, at room temperature
- 1 cup whole milk, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup boiling water
1. Preheat the Oven
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
2. Mix Dry Ingredients
In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix well to ensure even distribution.
3. Combine Wet Ingredients
In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and add the milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
4. Combine Wet and Dry Mixtures
Gradually add the wet mixture to the dry mixture, stirring continuously until smooth and well combined.
5. Add Boiling Water
Carefully add the boiling water to the batter, mixing until smooth. The batter will be thin, but this is what will make the cake moist and tender.
6. Divide the Batter
Evenly divide the batter between the prepared cake pans.
7. Bake the Cakes
Place the pans in the preheated oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
8. Cool and Frost
Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for about 10 minutes before transferring them to wire racks to cool completely. Once cooled, frost the cake with your favorite frosting.
Feel free to frost the cake with your choice of frosting—classic chocolate buttercream, cream cheese frosting, or any other favorite frosting.
Enjoy a slice (or two!) of this decadent chocolate cake with a tall glass of milk or your preferred beverage. Perfect for birthdays, celebrations, or any occasion that calls for a sweet treat.