The Best Chocolate Cake

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  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups cake flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup coffee
  • 1/2 cup butter (melted)
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium64% DV1530mg
    Fat92% DV60g
    Protein35% DV18g
    Carbs87% DV261g
    Fiber44% DV11g
    Calories1570Calories from Fat540
    Total Fat60g92%
    Saturated Fat21g105%
    Trans Fat1g
    Calories from Fat540
    Total Carbohydrate261g87%
    Dietary Fiber11g44%
    Vitamin A15%
    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.


    Marilia Faria a month ago
    It turned out reaaaally tasteful, but I didn’t add that amount of sugar, perhaps only 70% of what is suggested in the original recipe! I’d totally do it again!
    Fincher 9 months ago
    My family LOVES this cake!
    Tami Butto a year ago
    This was for sure the best chocolate cake!! So moist! My family loves it!
    Borii a year ago
    I made this for my brother’s birthday and he and the whole family loved it!! It was such a rich chocolate cake and compared to other cakes this wasnt even hard to make! LOVED IT
    Keith W. a year ago
    Wonderful recipe! Our favourite for birthdays, 5 stars for sure and the dusting of cocoa on the greased cake pans is truly yum.
    Em V a year ago
    This recipe is amazing! Turned out great, I will definitely make it again!
    Alisa Putintseva a year ago
    It’s amazing I’m doing it for the third time! I use different cocoa every time and it comes out different but always amazing. The only thing I would recommend is using a but less powdered sugar for the frosting
    Neill a year ago
    Easy bullet proof cake recipe. Great flavor and moist. I substituted the vegetable oil for coconut oil as coconut and chocolate are best of friends and it’s a slightly healthier option. Great recipe
    Alexis M. a year ago
    so delicious and moist and super simple to make. loveeee it
    Anne Schow a year ago
    Amazing! Dense, dark, delicious chocolate with a lighter milk chocolate frosting. Original and super decadent!
    Nick T. a year ago
    Super moist, and fairly easy. Because of this cake, I've become the designated cake maker.
    Amazingly moist and delicious. I didn’t have enough cocoa powder so I tried melting chocolate chips and they didn’t melt all the way, stuck to the pan. Would have been perfect if I had used cocoa though. My daughter hates cake but she loves this cake!
    Alexis Y. a year ago
    i havent tasted it yet... but it turned out great
    Chelsea Perron a year ago
    Wonderful cake. I baked it in an angel food cake pan, sliced once, layered strawberry rhubarb pie filling in the middle. Made cream cheese icing which I also added the pie filling to, it was moist and delicious! Will keep the cake recipe for future use for sure!
    Karissa E. a year ago
    Really is the best chocolate cake! So moist and delicious!!!!
    Holler-Knorr a year ago
    I made it for my sons birthday. he loved it. maybe just a little too much ganage but I simply didn't use all of it.
    Cheif Paige 2 years ago
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    Mary Steimle 2 years ago
    Very deep chocolate flavor; very light and moist. Made cupcakes instead of a cake. Baked for 16 min at the same temperature
    Rita 2 years ago
    Spectacular, moist, flavourful. So many compliments
    SarahMorgan 2 years ago
    Absolutely delicious! So rich and moist... heavenly! This will be my go to chocolate cake recipe from here on out. I didn't frost it but honestly I didn't miss the frosting at all. And FYI you can't taste the coffee in it at all. I think it just adds depth and richness to the flavor. Soooo good!
    Rosemary B. 2 years ago
    Delicious, very rich and very easy!
    Angelina T. 2 years ago
    Really nice and moist, a lot of cocoa used which definitely makes it flavorful! At first I was worried about the batter being too runny, but it cooked fine though it split a bit. I made it in one large tin instead of two small ones. Cooked in 25 mins just the same.
    Gayani R. 2 years ago
    its really delicious and very soft love this recipe and it will be my favorite. This one is best chocolate cake that i made
    Lamb 2 years ago
    Very good. Nice & light.
    Sora S. 3 years ago
    It's really delicious The best chocolate cake ever My family are love this so much This recipe should be my favourite
    promita t. 3 years ago
    made with the exact proportion mentioned........ everyone loooved it! couldn't nail the frosting though....thank you for the recipe
    Jess M. 3 years ago
    Awesome. But I used half the sugar(used coconut sugar) and butter instead of oil, and 1.5 cups of flour and 1/4 cup tapioca flour. It was super yum
    Meriem M. 3 years ago
    The cake came out slightly moist buy was Nice to enjoy Could This be used as cup cakes? Plus i didnt put the 2 cakes togarher cause i was scared it get ruined