Home Made Chocolate Cake, Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe
This quick and easy moist chocolate cake recipe especially home made chocolate cake recipe has become all-time favorite of all the chocolate lovers over the years, and it’s the base recipe for many of other cake recipes also. It’s also one of the very yummy, moist and melt in mouth recipes I ever shared here. I can confidently and proudly say that it’s everything you’d hope for from a home made chocolate cake recipe, including incredibly moist and tender, with a fantastic home made chocolate buttercream icing/ frosting.
It’s very moist, very chocolatey- also can be transformed to dark chocolate cake recipe by simply using dark chocolates while making the batter. I prefer simple easy home made chocolate cake recipe as my kids are too young for the slight bitter taste of dark chocolates. This chocolate cake recipe is just a snap to make and best baked the day before serving. When this best chocolate cake comes out of the oven, the tops of the layers are actually shiny and slightly crackled almost like a brownie. That’s how fudgy it is. You could totally have fun and get creative with flavors and fillings here as well. Maybe add some orange zest to the cake & frosting.
I frosted this cake with my favorite chocolate frosting and I recommend you do the same (it’s so good!), but for those of you participating in the recipe challenge you do not have to use this recipe, feel free to use your own favorite frosting and I listed several other options in the recipe notes. With all these you will end up with the best moist chocolate cake.
Steps to cook The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe | Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe
Adding All The Dry Ingredients:
Whisking An Art:
Baking It Correct:
What we need to cook The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe | Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe
The ingredients we need to make this best chocolate cake recipe are simple to be found in your kitchen. All the ingredients are same to what you might have used earlier for making any other cake at your home. the list goes as- all purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, milk, vegetable oil, eggs, butter, vanilla extract and butter frosting. These ingredients are generally required for any chocolate cake but the main secret lies in the recipe method and the way you carry it forward. So try it now to make the The Best Chocolate Cake and see your loved ones smiling with the moist cake melting in their mouth. Believe me this will be your best chocolate cake ever and you will fall in love with the recipe to make it again and again.
I have many recipes on my site for chocolate cake and most of them use coffee. Coffee will enhance the flavor of the chocolate, not overpower it. If your recipe is good (and this one is) you will not taste the coffee at all, you will only taste the richest chocolate cake you have ever had.
This chocolate cake recipe utilizes brewed hot coffee in the first steps and then cooled coffee in the second part. Some recipes will call for instant coffee crystals or espresso coffee. Perfect for birthdays, this is a great recipe for an easy, foolproof chocolate cake. It’s moist and fudgy and will keep well for 4–5 days.
Let’s talk about frosting for our super yummy chocolate cake recipe. This is a basic Chocolate Frosting done right. I used dutch process cocoa so that my frosting would be a bit darker, but you can certainly use regular unsweetened cocoa powder. (it will be lighter in color) I also added 1 tablespoon of corn syrup to my frosting in hopes that it would achieve a nice glossy sheen. I thought it worked beautifully, but then I made the frosting again the next day, did not add corn syrup, and found the frosting to still be shiny. I still can’t get over how luxurious this frosting looks and tastes!
The home made chocolate frosting will keep well in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to two weeks, or in the freezer for up to three months. Remove the frosting from the fridge about an hour before you’re ready to frost your cake to allow it to come to room temperature. It compliments so many delicious cakes and cupcakes.
Best Chocolate Cake Recipe
The Best Chocolate Cake is combines variety of chocolate ingredients to create a chocolate lover’s dream. The rich buttercream frosting makes it perfect!
- 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 3/4 Cups Cocoa Powder
- 2 Tea spoons Baking Powder
- 1½ Tea spoons Baking Soda
- 1 Cup Milk Buttermilk, Almond, or Coconut Milk
- 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
- 2 Large Eggs
- 2 Tea spoons Vanilla Extract
- 2 Cups Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
- 1/2 Cup Unsalted butter
Preheat oven to 350º F. Prepare two 9-inch cake pans by spraying with baking spray or buttering and lightly flouring.
Add flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt to a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Whisk through to combine or, using your paddle attachment, stir through flour mixture until combined well.
Add milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla to flour mixture and mix together on medium speed until well combined. Reduce speed and carefully add boiling water to the cake batter until well combined.
Divide the ready cake batter evenly into the two prepared cake pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the chocolate cake comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes, Let it cool completely before frosting.
Decorate the ready best chocolate cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.
- Preheat oven to 350º F. Prepare two 9-inch cake pans by spraying with baking spray or buttering and lightly flouring.