The Best Chocolate Cake

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Seriously. Do you have a ‘go to’ recipe? If no, you do now.

I have made five chocolate cakes in the last week. I am testing out recipes and I think I have finally found one that I adore.


Well. That sure doesn’t look like a chocolate cake.

Next picture please!


We’re getting warmer…



Much better.

This chocolate cake is light and moist and rich and oh so delicious.


This piece no longer sits on a bright white plate next to a clean fork.

I sorta ate it about 32 seconds after I took the picture.

Just keepin it real folks.

Would you like the recipe? Oddly enough, the recipe that I ended up liking as the best was one I had made before!

The Best Chocolate Cake


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pans
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cups good cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk, shaken
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee


  1. Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into the
  2. bowl and mix until combined.
  3. In another bowl, combine the buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla.
  4. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry. With mixer still on low, add the coffee and stir just to combine, scraping the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake for 35 to 40 minutes at 350, until a cake tester comes out clean.
  5. Cool in the pans for 30 minutes, then turn them out onto a cooling rack and cool completely.


You can share with others but I dont recommend it.

Then there would be less for you.

I’m kidding.





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  1. Dee says

    I tried this reciepe four times and it keeps sinking :-( . Not sure what I’m doing wrong , but it tastes nice .

  2. says

    It’s sat PM the 20th of June not to sound stupid but on the best chocolate cake recipe do you use 8 inch or 9 inch round pans and can you do this recipe in a 9 by 13 ? Please get back to me in the next few mins want to make this for Father’s Day thank you soooo much. Kathi