The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe

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This recipe will guide you through making a delicious and moist chocolate cake that’s perfect for any occasion.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water


  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, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Add the eggs, buttermilk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
  4. Stir in the boiling water until the batter is smooth. The batter will be thin; this is normal.
  5. Pour the batter evenly into the prepared cake pans.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Remove the cakes from the oven and let them cool in the pans for about 10 minutes. Then, remove the cakes from the pans and place them on a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Once the cakes are completely cooled, you can frost and decorate them as desired. You can use chocolate ganache, buttercream frosting, or your favorite frosting recipe.
  9. Serve and enjoy your delicious homemade chocolate cake!

This chocolate cake is sure to be a hit with chocolate lovers. It’s moist, rich, and perfect for birthdays, celebrations, or any time you’re craving a decadent dessert.


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