Indulgent Delight: A Decadent Guide to Baking a Perfect Chocolate Cake


1¾ cups all-purpose flour

1¾ cups granulated sugar

¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1½ teaspoons baking powder

1½ teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

2 large eggs

1 cup whole milk

½ cup vegetable oil

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1 cup boiling water



Prepare Your Oven:

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease two 9-inch round cake pans. Dust the pans lightly with cocoa powder for an extra chocolatey touch.


Mix Dry Ingredients:

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk them together until thoroughly combined and set aside.

Combine Wet Ingredients:

In another bowl, beat the eggs and then add in the milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.

Combine Mixtures:

Gradually pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture while continuously whisking. Mix until the batter is smooth and free of lumps.


Add Boiling Water:

Slowly incorporate the boiling water into the batter. The batter will become thin, but this is normal and ensures a moist cake.


Pour the batter evenly into the prepared cake pans. Place them in the preheated oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean.


Cool and Frost:

Once baked, remove the cakes from the oven and let them cool in the pans for 10 minutes. Then, transfer them onto a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.


For the Chocolate Frosting:

1 cup unsalted butter, softened

3-4 cups powdered sugar

½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

3-4 tablespoons milk or heavy cream

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Cream Butter:

Beat the softened butter until creamy and smooth.


Add Ingredients:

Gradually add in the powdered sugar and cocoa powder while mixing on low speed. Add vanilla extract and milk or cream as needed to achieve the desired consistency.


Frost the Cake:

Once the cakes are completely cool, frost the top of one cake layer, place the second layer on top, and frost the top and sides of the entire cake.

Allow your creativity to flourish by adding chocolate shavings, fresh berries, or sprinkles for an extra touch of elegance. Now, savor the rich, moist goodness of your homemade chocolate cake - a delectable treat for any occasion.

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