Chocolate Cake recipe

Chocolate Cake

This chocolate cake is moist, rich, and perfect for any occasion. You won’t even know there’s boiling water in the recipe, but it helps to bring out the chocolate flavor. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra special treat. Enjoy!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Add buttermilk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in boiling water (the batter will be thin).
  5. Pour batter evenly into prepared pans.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool cakes in pans for 10 minutes before removing and transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Additional Notes

  • Serves 12
  • Cuisine: American
  • Category: Dessert
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 35 minutes
  • Nutrition:
  • Calories: 350
  • Fat: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 60g
  • Protein: 5g

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