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The Best Homemade Chocolate Cake
If you are looking for an awesome Homemade Chocolate Cake Recipe then this is it! The best Chocolate Cake recipe is a perfect rich chocolate cake recipe is one that I think everyone needs to have in their recipe collection. A chocolate cake that will wow everyone anytime you make it but is simple enough that you can make it anytime you want to. This easy from scratch chocolate cake recipe is the only one I make and I have made it for years and gotten compliments every single time.
This from scratch chocolate cake recipe is perfectly moist, perfectly fudgy and is seriously the best chocolate cake recipe ever. I love making homemade cakes because they are always so much better then anything you get in the store. But I also know baking from scratch can be a scary thought, so I made this cake recipe to be perfect for everyone. This easy chocolate cake recipe is perfect for everyone from the beginning baker to the experienced.
What Frosting goes well with Chocolate cake?
There are lots of frosting recipes that pair well with chocolate cake. When I make this chocolate cake my go to frosting recipes are Old-Fashioned Chocolate Frosting or chocolate buttercream frosting. I am a big fan of double chocolate cakes. When I updated the photos for this chocolate cake I used the Old-Fashioned Chocolate Frosting, which is thinner frosting. If you are wanting thick frosting layers then you will want to go with the chocolate buttercream.
If double chocolate cake is not your preferred way to enjoy chocolate cake there are lots of tasty frosting recipes that pair perfectly with this homemade chocolate cake recipe that makes for tasty chocolate cake combinations. Check out some of my favorite frosting recipes that I love using when I make chocolate cake and want to change things up.
- Chocolate Raspberry Buttercream
- Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
- Caramel Icing
- Strawberry Buttercream
- Blackberry Buttercream Frosting
- Peanut butter Buttercream
- Mint Buttercream
- Mocha Buttercream Frosting
- Almond Buttercream Frosting
What size cake does this recipe make?
You can use this cake recipe to make sheet pan chocolate cake and bake it in a 9×13 baking dish.
You can make a double layer chocolate cake by baking this recipe in two 8 inch round cake pans.
You can use this recipe to make cupcakes, fill the paper liners until 3/4 full. Bake the cupcakes for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Tips for Making this Recipe
Grease the pan well. Grease the baking pans well or line with parchment paper. This is important in making sure the cake does not stick to the pan when baking and makes it easier to remove when done baking.
Cool Cake Completely. It is important that the cake is fully cooled before you start frosting them otherwise you will have issues with frosting as you frost the cake.
Don’t Over Mix. You do not want to over mix the ingredients.
How to Store Homemade Cake
It is best to store the homemade cake in an airtight container on the counter. The cake is best to be enjoyed within 48 hours of making. It won’t be bad to eat after 48 hours but they will start to dry out and not be as fresh.
How to Freeze Homemade Cake
You can make this chocolate cake and freeze it to use later. You will want to freeze the cake without any frosting. Wrap the cake layers individually with plastic wrap and freeze on a baking sheet. Then the cake is solid store in a zip-close freezer bag. It will keep for up to 2 months when frozen.
To use, just defrost the cake in the fridge and then decorate as desired when thawed.
Homemade Chocolate Cake Ingredients
- Cups Flour
- Cocoa Powder
- Baking Soda
- Baking Powder
- Whole Milk
- Vegetable Oil
- Vanilla extract
- Boiling Water
How to Make From Scratch Chocolate Cake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tin with paper liners.
Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
In a separate bowl add the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla.
Add the bowl containing the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla to the bowl holding the dry ingredients.
Mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients together until fully incorporated.
Beat for 3 minutes on medium.
Slowly add the boiling water starting with a small amount then pour in the remaining boiling water. The batter may be a little runny that is ok.
Pour batter into a 9×13 pan or 2 8 inch round cake pans. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes if using a baking dish.
Remove from the oven allowing to cool for 10 minutes.
Homemade Chocolate Cake Recipe
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the baking dish or use parchment paper.
- Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
- In a separate bowl add the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla.
- Add the bowl containing the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla to the bowl holding the dry ingredients.
- Mix all together until fully incorporated.
- Beat for 3 minutes on medium.
- Slowly add the boiling water starting with a small amount then pour in the remaining boiling water.
- The batter may be a little runny.
- Pour batter into a 9×13 pan or 2 8 inch round cake pans.
- Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes if using a baking dish.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before frosting.
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