This homemade chocolate cake recipe is a decadent and moist dessert that is sure to satisfy your sweet cravings. With a rich chocolate flavor and a tender crumb, this cake is perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re celebrating a special event or just indulging in a sweet treat, this homemade chocolate cake will not disappoint.

Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 50 minutes | Serves: 12


  • 1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup hot water


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add eggs, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  4. Stir in the hot water until the batter is smooth. It will be thin, but that’s okay.
  5. Pour the batter evenly into the prepared cake pans and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.
  7. Enjoy your delicious homemade chocolate cake!

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 280 || Carbohydrates: 45g || Protein: 4g || Fat: 11g || Fiber: 3g

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