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Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe

This Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe yields one 8-inch 2-layer cake.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cups dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa
  • 3/4 cups butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat two cake pans with softened butter. Dust with flour and remove any excess. Set aside. In a large bowl, slowly combine all ingredients (listed above). Continue mixing for 3 minutes, increase the blender's speed if needed.

  2. Divide the batter equally in both pans, spread evenly. Bake in oven until the tops spring back up when touched lightly. Let both cake pans cool for 10 - 15 minutes. Using a butter knife, loosen cake layers from the pan- sit cake layers on a wire rack until cooled completely.

  3. Use a serrated knife to level the tops of cake layers. Place trimmed side down, on top. Apply 1/2 cup of icing of your choice (preferably fudgy cream-cheese frosting) on top of the layer and spread evenly. Then place the second layer on top of the first- proceed to cover the top and the sides with the remaining icing.

Click here for the Fudgy Cream-Cheese Frosting Recipe.

 [recipe via KeyIngredient]