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The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe Ever

Elevate simple chocolate cake by layering it with our Buttercream Icing recipe, or with ravishing raspberry and whipped cream, as we did with our Chocolate Birthday Cake.

April 8th, 2012

Photography by Angus Fergusson
Food styling by Helen Shroyer

Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
60 minutes
  • 2 Cups granulated sugar
  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 Cups cocoa powder
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 1/2 Cups vegetable oil
  • 12 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

  2. Sift together all dry ingredients, except cocoa powder. Set aside.

  3. Combine cocoa powder, water and milk in a saucepan and bring to a full boil, being careful not to boil over.

  4. Remove from heat, add oil. Cool until mixture is lukewarm.

  5. Stir in egg and vanilla to the cooled mixture. Using an electric mixer, add dry ingredients to the wet, beating until smooth. Do not over-beat.

  6. Pour into 2 wax paper-lined, 8-inch round cake pans and bake for 25-30 minutes. (Check centre for doneness with a skewer.)

  7. Cool in pan on a rack.

Nutrients Per Serving

Nutrients per slice with frosting: about 548 calories, 31 g fat, 7 g protein, 67 g carbohydrates, 4 g fibre, 299 mg sodium. Excellent source of folate.

The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe Ever

2 responses to “The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe Ever”

  1. Sheri says:

    12 eggs??

  2. Mikasa D Zaoldyeck says:

    can i make this with less eggs

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