Want to make chocolate cake from scratch? This recipe is easy as can be, and the reward is a rich chocolate layer cake worthy of a celebration!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Keyword: cake, cake frosting, chocolate, chocolate cake, chocolate frosting, frosting
Author: Kasey Schwartz
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 - 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup cocoa
- 1 - 1/2 tsps baking powder
- 1 - 1/2 tsps baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tsps vanilla extract
- 1 cup boiling water
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
In a large bowl, sift together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes.
Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely before frosting.
Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 528mg | Potassium: 286mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 52g | Vitamin A: 109IU | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 3mg