This homemade chocolate cake recipe is a classic favorite for any occasion. With a rich and moist chocolate cake topped with creamy frosting, it’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. The best part? It’s easy to make at home and will impress your friends and family. Give it a try and enjoy every bite of this delicious dessert!

Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 50 minutes | Serves: 8


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


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  4. Stir in hot water until the batter is smooth. It will be thin, but that’s okay.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared 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 before removing them to cool completely on a wire rack.
  7. Once completely cooled, frost the cake with your favorite frosting and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 350 || Carbohydrates: 57g || Protein: 5g || Fat: 12g || Saturated Fat: 2g || Cholesterol: 45mg || Sodium: 400mg || Potassium: 200mg || Fiber: 3g || Sugar: 40g || Vitamin A: 4% || Vitamin C: 0% || Calcium: 6% || Iron: 15%

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