There are many different chocolate cake recipes to choose from, and the “best” one will depend on your personal preferences and the occasion. Here is a classic chocolate cake recipe that is sure to be a hit:
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir until well combined.
Add the milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until well combined and smooth.
Slowly add the boiling water to the batter, beating on low speed until well combined. The batter will be thin.
Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans.
Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cakes comes out clean.
Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for a few minutes, then turn out onto wire racks to cool completely.
When the cakes are cool, you can frost and decorate as desired. Some options include chocolate buttercream frosting, whipped cream, or a simple dusting of powdered sugar.
This chocolate cake is moist, rich, and chocolatey, and is sure to be a hit with chocolate lovers. You can also customize the recipe by adding in mix-ins like nuts, chocolate chips, or coconut, or by using different types of frosting or toppings.