Ultimate Chocolate Cake

This ultimate chocolate cake is rich, moist, and full of chocolatey goodness. Perfect for birthdays, celebrations, or any day you crave chocolate!

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Equipment Needed:

  • Round baking pans
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Wire rack


Make our Chocolate Frosting to complete the recipe. Add a garnish of your choice, such as chocolate shavings, fresh berries, or a dusting of powdered sugar.

Chocolate Frosting



Q: Can I use almond milk instead of regular milk? A: Yes, almond milk can be used as a substitute for regular milk.

Q: How should I store this cake? A: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or refrigerate for up to a week.

Q: Can I make this cake gluten-free? A: Yes, you can substitute the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend.

Ultimate Chocolate Cake

Hey there, chocolate lovers! If you're looking for the ultimate chocolate cake, this one's for you. It's rich, moist, and absolutely decadent. Plus, it's super easy to make with simple ingredients. Perfect for birthdays, celebrations, or any occasion. Don't forget to add our delicious "Chocolate Frosting Recipe" for that extra indulgence!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 350 kcal


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


  • Preheat Oven: Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
  • Prepare Batter: In a large bowl, stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans.
  • Bake: Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely before frosting with “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Frosting.


  • One Pan Cake: Grease and flour a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.
  • Three Layer Cake: Grease and flour three 8-inch round baking pans. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely before frosting.
  • Bundt Cake: Grease and flour a 12-cup fluted tube pan. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely before frosting.
  • Cupcakes: Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups. Fill cups 1/2 full with batter. Bake for 22 to 25 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.


• For a deeper chocolate flavor, use dark cocoa powder.
• Ensure the cake cools completely before frosting to avoid melting the frosting.
• Experiment with different garnishes like fresh berries, chocolate curls, or a sprinkle of sea salt.
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