Chocolate Cake Recipe



 

Best Chocolate Cake Recipe: Rich and Decadent

Chocolate cake is a classic dessert that is perfect for any celebration. This recipe yields a rich and moist cake with a creamy chocolate frosting.

Ingredients:

Cake:

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

Frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Preheat Oven:

    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. Make the Batter:

    • In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and unsweetened cocoa powder. Add the granulated sugar, eggs, milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract. Beat until well combined. Gradually add the boiling water, mixing until the batter is smooth.
  3. Bake:

    • Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then turn them out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Make the Frosting:

    • In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy. Gradually add the powdered sugar and unsweetened cocoa powder, beating until smooth. Add the milk and vanilla extract, and continue to beat until the frosting is light and fluffy.
  5. Assemble the Cake:

    • Place one cake layer on a serving plate. Spread a layer of frosting over the top. Place the second cake layer on top and spread the remaining frosting over the top and sides of the cake.
Kitchen Tools Required:
  • Mixing bowls
  • Electric mixer
  • Whisk
  • 9-inch round cake pans
  • Wire rack
  • Spatula

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Chocolate cake has been a favorite dessert for centuries, with its origins tracing back to the 18th century. The combination of rich cocoa and sweet frosting makes it a timeless treat that is perfect for any celebration.

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Best Chocolate Cake Recipe: Rich and Decadent

Chocolate cake is a classic dessert that is perfect for any celebration. This recipe yields a rich and moist cake with a creamy chocolate frosting.

Ingredients:

Cake:

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

Frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Preheat Oven:

    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. Make the Batter:

    • In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and unsweetened cocoa powder. Add the granulated sugar, eggs, milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract. Beat until well combined. Gradually add the boiling water, mixing until the batter is smooth.
  3. Bake:

    • Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then turn them out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Make the Frosting:

    • In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy. Gradually add the powdered sugar and unsweetened cocoa powder, beating until smooth. Add the milk and vanilla extract, and continue to beat until the frosting is light and fluffy.
  5. Assemble the Cake:

    • Place one cake layer on a serving plate. Spread a layer of frosting over the top. Place the second cake layer on top and spread the remaining frosting over the top and sides of the cake.
Kitchen Tools Required:
  • Mixing bowls
  • Electric mixer
  • Whisk
  • 9-inch round cake pans
  • Wire rack
  • Spatula

Background

Chocolate cake has been a favorite dessert for centuries, with its origins tracing back to the 18th century. The combination of rich cocoa and sweet frosting makes it a timeless treat that is perfect for any celebration.

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Best Chocolate Cake Recipe: Rich and Decadent

Chocolate cake is a classic dessert that is perfect for any celebration. This recipe yields a rich and moist cake with a creamy chocolate frosting.

Ingredients:

Cake:

Frosting:

Instructions:

  1. Preheat Oven:

    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. Make the Batter:

    • In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and unsweetened cocoa powder. Add the granulated sugar, eggs, milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract. Beat until well combined. Gradually add the boiling water, mixing until the batter is smooth.
  3. Bake:

    • Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then turn them out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Make the Frosting:

    • In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy. Gradually add the powdered sugar and unsweetened cocoa powder, beating until smooth. Add the milk and vanilla extract, and continue to beat until the frosting is light and fluffy.
  5. Assemble the Cake:

    • Place one cake layer on a serving plate. Spread a layer of frosting over the top. Place the second cake layer on top and spread the remaining frosting over the top and sides of the cake.
Kitchen Tools Required:

Background

Chocolate cake has been a favorite dessert for centuries, with its origins tracing back to the 18th century. The combination of rich cocoa and sweet frosting makes it a timeless treat that is perfect for any celebration.

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