Perfect Chocolate Cake

Suzanne Malo: "so far so good! quick and easy to mix up" Read More


  • 2 1/2 cups flour (all-purpose)
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder (good, **, sift to remove any lumps)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium4% DV100mg
    Fat11% DV7g
    Protein6% DV3g
    Carbs10% DV29g
    Fiber4% DV1g
    Calories190Calories from Fat60
    Total Fat7g11%
    Saturated Fat4g20%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat60
    Total Carbohydrate29g10%
    Dietary Fiber1g4%
    Vitamin A4%
    Vitamin C2%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Suzanne Malo 3 months ago
    so far so good! quick and easy to mix up
    Kelly 3 months ago
    Very moist and delicious.
    Son Son 3 months ago
    It was tasty And very easy to make
    Zamabomvu N. 3 months ago
    Fluffy and just fantastic
    Lathy Hachey. 4 months ago
    Beautiful and delicious I made the cake with my granddaughters for my sons birthday
    Harris 4 months ago
    The cake has quite a dry texture but is delicious.
    Ferdaous Temsamani 6 months ago
    It tasted choclaty and you can costamise the drawing U loved my family loved it
    Kuda 6 months ago
    Not the best cake I have made to date
    A Little Yum 6 months ago
    Soooo good! My family loves this recipe
    Brie 7 months ago
    Terrible trust the reviews card was very dense and dry.. inedible
    Abby V. a year ago
    I followed exactly the instructions step by step, but it turned out horrible! Should have been the birthday cake for my sons 2nd birthday! The cake was dry and hard and felt like you bite on gum! It was just going into the garbage can, it was unfortunately not enjoyable at all!!
    Sanshi Wapamesa a year ago
    it was lovely. i did not modify it. i followed instructions and its a keeper
    Karli Krane 2 years ago
    Turned out great but was much better after freezing it.
    Chaksjajnsxn 2 years ago
    Ive made many chocolate cakes but decided to reach for a new recipe that’s a bit simpler than my go to, this cake tasted like play-dough it was dry and mushy and by far one of the worst cakes I’ve eaten either homemade or store bought
    Surratt 2 years ago
    It was great-great recipe
    Ok but I didn’t have buttermilk so I had to use a substitute
    Larry 2 years ago
    Excellent this is the second time I made this it is easy and the cake comes out with perfect texture I use fine pastry flour for a fluffier cake love this recipe
    Fortunate Mwaleh 2 years ago
    Great everyone loved it, it wasn't too sweet but just right n rich!
    Angie W. 2 years ago
    This cake was terrible. Very dry and tasteless.
    Housewifegirltoo 2 years ago
    I’ve made it twice. The first time I was rushed to make it for a girls night party. Although everyone enjoyed it, I felt like a didn’t really have a ‘feel’ for the mixing of the cake. This last time I took my time and I’m glad I did. I baked it for a solid 35 minutes. The cake was moist with a velvety texture. And although the recipe calls for cocoa instead of melted chocolate it has a very rich chocolate flavor and moist. Instead of using only chocolate butter-cream frosting, I also made a fluffy white ‘ho ho’ filling flavored with raspberry jam. I will use this chocolate cake recipe repeatedly. Yum!!
    Celeste Peterson 2 years ago
    Perfect cupcakes. No modifications needed. I am addicted!
    Liadan Garner 2 years ago
    this recipe was AMAZING!!! the cake tasted soooo good the only con was that there was a lot of washing up to do but apart from that really good
    - 2 years ago
    Really good. I loved it
    Vasilisa 2 years ago
    Tastes distgusting 👎👎🤢🤢🤢🤢
    miriam C. 2 years ago
    Great recipe! Definitely needed the whole 35 min in my oven, but it was a huge hit!
    Kedward Preze 2 years ago
    It turned out amazing!
    David Spearman 2 years ago
    We added some cayenne pepper to the mix & it was hard not to eat a slice at a time... moist... fluffy... delicious
    KaitlynBaker 2 years ago
    the cupcakes were very bland but the frosting more than made up for it, all in all good.
    Naveed & Sonika 2 years ago
    Fluffy! Great recipe!
    Piper 2 years ago
    This cake was delicious! I made it for Father's Day and my family loved it! I even made 2 cakes so we will have extra