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Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe

This deliciously Easy Chocolate Cake is topped with homemade chocolate frosting. This 2-layer cake is simple and decadent!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Cooling Time10 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Author: Lil' Luna


Chocolate Frosting


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line two 9" round pans with parchment paper and spray with non-stick spray.
  • Whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  • Whisk in the milk, oil, eggs, and vanilla till smooth. Stir in the boiling water, mixing until smooth.
  • Divide batter evenly between the two pans. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or till toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool for 10 minutes in the pans, then invert onto cooling racks. Cool completely.
  • While cake is cooling, make frosting by beating all ingredients in a bowl until smooth, adding enough half and half to get a spreadable consistency.
  • Place one cake on a cake stand or serving tray. Spread about one cup of frosting on the top. Place the other cake on top. Frost sides and top of the cake with the remaining frosting.
  • Serve immediately or cover and let sit overnight.



Turn this cake into cupcakes! Just add cupcake liners to a muffin tin and fill to about 2/3 full. Bake at 350 for 17-19 minutes. Makes about 24-30 cupcakes.


Calories: 562kcal | Carbohydrates: 96g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 449mg | Potassium: 289mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 74g | Vitamin A: 320IU | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 2.4mg