Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Chocolate Cake Recipe

This is my favorite chocolate recipe of all time! I found this years and years ago and it is always a favorite! This cake is my go-to, I really make for every event and I always get rave reviews!
Start my mixing together 2 cups of al purpose flour, 2 cups of sugar, 3/4 cup of cocoa, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1 teaspoon of salt.
Once the dry ingredients are well combined, add in 1 cup of milk, 1/2 cup of vegetable oil, 2 eggs, 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract and 1 cup of boiling water. When the wet ingredients are well stirred in, grease a cupcake tin or line it with cupcake wrappers. Fill each cupcake 3/4 of the way full with batter. These cupcakes expand A LOT, so I have even filled the tins as little as 1/2 way full and still had decent sized cupcakes. These bake well as cupcakes and they make around 24, I have also baked this recipe as a cake and it fills two 9" cake pans - it bakes just as well as a cake!
Bake the cupcakes/cake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes. When they are done baking, test them with a toothpick to make sure the toothpick comes out clean. I have iced these with several different types of frosting, and I will share some recipes in the near future!


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

1. Preheat oven to 350°F, prepare two 9" cake pans by spraying with baking spray or buttering and lightly flouring or prepare cupcake tins by greasing or by lining with cupcake liners.
2. Add flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to a medium sized mixing bowl and stir until well combined.
3. Add milk, vegetable oil, eggs, vanilla and boiling water, mixing in between each added ingredient. Once all ingredients are added beat with electric mixer or whisk for 1 minute to add air to the batter.
4. Distribute batter evenly between 2 prepared cake pans or between 24 prepared cupcake tins.
5. Bake for 30-35 minute until a tester comes out clean



  1. I can vouch for this recipe!! One of the best chocolate cakes i've ever tasted!!