classic Chocolate Cake

This classic chocolate cake recipe is perfect for any occasion and is sure to please any chocolate lover. The cake is moist and rich, with a deep chocolate flavor. The frosting is creamy and chocolatey, making it the perfect complement to the cake. You can also add other toppings or decorations to make the cake more festive. Enjoy this decadent treat with a cold glass of milk or a hot cup of coffee.

Ingredients for the cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup hot water

Ingredients for the frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Preparation time: 20 minutes Baking time: 35 minutes

Nutrition Facts: Serving size: 1 slice Calories: 530 Total fat: 27g Saturated fat: 16g Cholesterol: 82mg Sodium: 374mg Total carbohydrates: 71g Dietary fiber: 3g Sugars: 53g Protein: 5g


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  5. Gradually add the hot water to the batter, mixing until well combined.
  6. Pour the batter evenly into the prepared cake pans.
  7. Bake the cakes for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  8. Remove the cakes from the oven and let them cool in the pans for 10 minutes.
  9. Remove the cakes from the pans and let them cool completely on wire racks.
  10. To make the frosting, beat the softened butter with an electric mixer until creamy.
  11. Gradually add the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, milk, vanilla extract, and salt to the butter, beating until well combined and smooth.
  12. Frost the cake once it is completely cool.