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The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe {Ever}

24 servings


45 minutes

total time


2 c all-purpose flour

2 c sugar

3/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 tsp espresso powder

1 c milk

1/2 c vegetable oil

2 large eggs

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 c boiling water


Preheat oven to 350º F. Prepare two 9-inch cake pans by spraying with baking spray or buttering and lightly flouring.

For the chocolate cake:

Add flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and espresso powder to a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Whisk through to combine or, using your paddle attachment, stir through flour mixture until combined well.

Add milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla to flour mixture and mix together on medium speed until well combined. Reduce speed and carefully add boiling water to the cake batter until well combined.

Distribute cake batter evenly between the two prepared cake pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center of the chocolate cake comes out clean.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes, remove from the pan and cool completely.

Frost the cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.


Serving Size



124 kcal

Total Fat

1 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat



15 mg


178 mg

Total Carbohydrate

27 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Total Sugars

17 g


3 g

24 servings


45 minutes

total time
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