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A delicious slice of frosted cake, using this easy Chocolate Cake Recipe.

Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe


This is an incredibly moist, delicious one-bowl homemade cake that’s super easy to make. Enjoy!


1-3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1-1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup cocoa
2 cups sugar
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 c milk
1/2 cup oil (vegetable or avocado)
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 c boiling water

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter or margarine
2/3 c cocoa
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 c milk


Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla. Beat for 2 minutes on medium speed. Stir in the boiling water. The batter will be thin. Pour into three 6″ round pans, two 9″ round pans, or a 9×13″ pan (greased and floured, or use cake goop!)

Distribute the batter evenly between cake pans.

Bake at 350 degrees.

18-25 minutes for 6″ pans
30-35 minutes for 9″ pans
40-45 minutes for 9″ x13″ pans

Or leave them in the oven until the cakes are baked through. To check for doneness, insert a toothpick into the center of the cake. It’s done if it comes out clean.

Cool cakes completely in their pans on a wire rack.


Melt butter in the microwave, then stir in cocoa. Pour into a mixing bowl. Add the vanilla, then alternate adding the powdered sugar and milk, beating on medium speed until you reach desired consistency. Add more milk if needed.

Frost and assemble when completely cool.


Store the cake at room temperature on the counter. Store under a cake dome or similar to keep it fresh.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Chocolate cake, 6 inch cake, birthday cake, chocolate cake recipe

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