chocolate cake

Homemade Chocolate Cake

chocolate cake

Admittedly, I’ve always been more of a cook than a baker. I am much more likely to go for recipes that doctor pre-packaged cake, brownie mixes, etc. than to put the effort into baking from scratch. This is definitely something I hope to change this year…

After whipping up this delicious and moist (yes, I know how that word makes so many of you cringe) chocolate cake over the weekend, I discovered that sometimes the reward of baking from scratch is totally worth the effort. This cake was quick to throw together and a the perfect treat to celebrate Valentine’s Day a little early.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray two 9-inch cake pans generously nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Add flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Whisk or mix to combine well.
  4. Add milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla to flour mixture and mix together on medium speed until well combined.
  5. Reduce speed and slowly add boiling water to the batter.
  6. Beat on high speed for about 1 minute to add air to the batter.
  7. Distribute cake batter evenly between the two prepared cake pans.
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until an inserted toothpick into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes, remove from the pan and cool completely.

Recipe from Add a Pinch

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