This best homemade chocolate cake recipe is a decadent and moist dessert that will satisfy all of your chocolate cravings. With a rich cocoa flavor and a velvety smooth texture, this cake is perfect for any occasion. Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes | Serves: 12


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


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Add in the milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract, and mix until well combined.
  4. Stir in the boiling water, the batter will be thin but that’s normal.
  5. Pour the batter evenly into the prepared cake pans and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Remove the cakes from the oven and let them cool in the pans for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Once the cakes are completely cooled, frost with your favorite frosting and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 320 || Total Fat: 12g || Saturated Fat: 2.5g || Cholesterol: 35mg || Sodium: 270mg || Total Carbohydrates: 52g || Dietary Fiber: 3g || Sugars: 32g || Protein: 5g || Calcium: 80mg || Iron: 2.5mg

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