Basic Chocolate Cake

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I realized that I didn’t have many basic recipes on my blog, so I’m gonna try to post more of my favorite basic cake recipes. Let’s start with chocolate cake. Though a favorite of many, a good chocolate cake recipe is hard to find. The best homemade chocolate cake that I’ve ever had was the one who’s recipe was found on the back of the Hershey’s cocoa container. It’s moist and fluffy. I’ve found that it’s best if kept in the fridge. Here’s the recipe:

For the cake:

  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 in. cake pans. 2. In a medium bowl combine the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla and beat with an electric mixer for three minutes. Mix in the boiling water and pour into prepared pans. 3. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan before removing to cool completely.

You can use this to make 24 cupcakes, or a 9×13 cake pan as well.

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