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Chocolate Cake Recipe

Delicious Two Layer Chocolate Cake with homemade chocolate frosting. This cake is simple, perfectly moist and the homemade chocolate frosting is simply divine!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cooling Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 562 kcal
Author Kara Cook

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup boiling water

Chocolate Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 6-8 Tbsp milk

Instructions

  1. Line two 9" round pans with parchment paper and spray with non-stick spray. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl.

  3. Whisk in the milk, oil, eggs, and vanilla till smooth. Stir in the boiling water, mixing till smooth.

  4. 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.

  5. Cool completely. Place one cake on a cake stand or serving tray. Spread about a cup of frosting on the top. Place the other cake on top. Frost sides and top of the cake. Serve immediately or cover and let sit overnight.

  6. For frosting, beat all ingredients in a bowl till smooth, adding enough milk to get a spreadable consistency.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 562 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 449mg20%
Potassium 289mg8%
Carbohydrates 96g32%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 74g82%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 320IU6%
Calcium 89mg9%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.