Simple Chocolate Cake Recipe

Indulge in the decadent goodness of this Simple Chocolate Cake recipe, a moist and rich dessert that is perfect for chocolate lovers. This easy-to-follow recipe yields a delicious cake that is sure to satisfy your sweet cravings.



Key Points:

  • Number of Servings: 12
  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Baking Time: 30-35 minutes
  • Cuisine Category: Dessert


List of Equipment:

  • Mixing bowls
  • Electric mixer
  • Cake pans
  • Cooling rack



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


Detailed Step-by-Step Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla to the dry ingredients and mix well for about 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in the boiling water, the batter will be thin.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pans and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  6. Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


Nutrition Information:

  • Calories  250
  • Carbohydrates  40g
  • Fat  10g
  • Protein  4g
  • Fiber  3g



This Simple Chocolate Cake recipe allows you to enjoy a homemade dessert without artificial additives or preservatives often found in store-bought cakes.


Serving Tips:

Serve the chocolate cake with a dusting of powdered sugar, a dollop of whipped cream, or a drizzle of chocolate ganache for added decadence.


Tips and Tricks:

  • Sift the cocoa powder to prevent lumps in the batter.
  • Use room temperature ingredients for even mixing and a smoother texture.


Variations of Recipe:

  • Add chocolate chips or chopped nuts for extra texture and flavor.
  • Experiment with flavored extracts like almond or mint for a unique twist.


5 FAQs:

Can I substitute butter for the vegetable oil in this recipe?

Yes, you can use melted butter as a substitute, but it may affect the texture of the cake slightly.


How can I make this cake gluten-free?

Use a gluten-free flour blend in place of all-purpose flour to make this cake gluten-free.


Can I freeze this chocolate cake?

Yes, you can freeze the cake layers wrapped well in plastic wrap for up to 3 months.


Can I add coffee to enhance the chocolate flavor?

Yes, adding a cup of brewed coffee to the batter can enhance the chocolate intensity.


How can I prevent my cake from sticking to the pan?

Grease the pans well and line the bottom with parchment paper to ensure easy release.



This Simple Chocolate Cake recipe is a delightful and satisfying treat that is easy to make and brings joy to any celebration or gathering. Enjoy the rich chocolate flavor and moist texture of this homemade cake with your loved ones.