Soft Chocolate Cake Recipe

A soft chocolate cake is a delightful treat that combines the rich flavors of chocolate with a tender, moist texture. Here’s a detailed recipe for making a classic soft chocolate cake that’s perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a birthday, an anniversary, or simply a casual dessert at home.

Ingredients

For the Cake:

  • All-purpose flour: 1 and 3/4 cups
  • Granulated sugar: 2 cups
  • Cocoa powder: 3/4 cup, unsweetened
  • Baking powder: 1 and 1/2 teaspoons
  • Baking soda: 1 and 1/2 teaspoons
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon
  • Eggs: 2 large, at room temperature
  • Milk: 1 cup, at room temperature
  • Vegetable oil: 1/2 cup
  • Vanilla extract: 2 teaspoons
  • Boiling water: 1 cup (helps to enhance the cocoa flavor)

For the Chocolate Frosting:

  • Butter: 1 cup (2 sticks), softened
  • Cocoa powder: 3/4 cup, unsweetened
  • Powdered sugar: 3 to 4 cups, sifted
  • Milk: 1/3 cup
  • Vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon

Equipment

  • Two 9-inch round cake pans
  • Mixing bowls
  • Electric mixer (stand or hand)
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Spatula
  • Wire rack for cooling

Method

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