Basic Chocolate Cake Recipe

Basic Chocolate Cake Recipe

(Last Updated On: March 20, 2017)

If you ever need a chocolate cake, this recipe will do in a pinch. It’s moist, quite delicious and doesn’t require any unusual ingredients. We demonstrate this recipe to make 2 – 9” cakes, but you can adjust the sizes and numbers as you wish. Just make sure the cake is fully baked before removing it from the oven.


•    2 1/2 cups flour
•    1/3 cup cocao powder
•    2 teaspoons baking soda
•    1/2 teaspoon salt
•    1 cup butter or margarine
•    1 3/4 cups sugar
•    2 teaspoons vanilla
•    3 eggs
•    1 1/2 cups milk

How to Make It

Preheat your oven to 350 F. Then grease and flour 2 – 9” baking pans.

In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, cacao powder, baking soda and salt.

Then, in a large mixing bowl, combine the butter or margarine, sugar, vanilla and eggs. Beat on medium-high until well creamed.

Then, start adding the milk and dry ingredients with the wet…a little bit at a time. Mix on medium speed for about 2 minutes.

Pour the mix evenly into the 2 pans and place them in the oven.

Bake for 30-35 minutes. You can tell if your cake is done when you insert a toothpick and it comes out clean. Or simply press down the middle with your fingers. If it springs back, it should be done.

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