Chocolate Cake Recipe

Diving into a homemade chocolate cake is a journey into decadence, a sweet embrace that captivates the senses and elevates any occasion into a celebration. This recipe for the ultimate chocolate cake promises a rich, moist crumb and a velvety chocolate frosting, making it a perfect treat for birthdays, special occasions, or whenever the chocolate craving strikes. Embrace the joy of baking and prepare to indulge in a slice (or two) of chocolate heaven.


For the Cake:

  • 1 and 3/4 cups (220g) all-purpose flour, plus more for pans
  • 2 cups (400g) sugar
  • 3/4 cup (90g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (240ml) buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (240ml) boiling water

For the Chocolate Frosting:

  • 1 cup (230g) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup (90g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3-4 cups (360-480g) powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt


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