Chocolate cake is a classic dessert that everyone loves. Whether you’re making it for a special occasion or just as a treat for yourself, a good chocolate cake recipe is always handy to have. In this blog post, we’ll share our favorite chocolate cake recipe and some tips to help you make the perfect cake every time.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 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 two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  4. Gradually stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until well combined.
  5. Stir in the boiling water until the batter is smooth.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pans, dividing it evenly between the two pans.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  8. Let the cakes cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove them from the pans and place them on a wire rack to cool completely.


  1. Use high-quality ingredients for the best flavor. This includes using good quality cocoa powder and fresh eggs.

  2. Be sure to measure the ingredients accurately, especially the flour. Too much flour can result in a dry and dense cake.

  3. Sifting the dry ingredients together can help to ensure a smooth and even texture.

  4. Use room temperature eggs and milk for best results. This helps to ensure that the ingredients combine smoothly.

  5. Don’t overmix the batter. Mix until everything is just combined, overmixing can result in a tough cake.

  6. Pouring boiling water into the batter at the end of the recipe helps to create a moist and tender cake.

  7. Allow the cake to cool completely before frosting it.

  8. Store the cake in an airtight container to keep it fresh.

There you have it, a delicious and simple chocolate cake recipe that is sure to be a hit. With these tips, you can make the perfect cake every time. Enjoy!