Amazing Chocolate Cake

This is a actually clean yet outstanding Chocolate Cake that definitely tastes of chocolate. The crumb is beautifully soft and moist, and it continues for up to 5 days. It requires no beater, only a wooden spoon. Frost generously with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting for a outstanding birthday cake, afternoon teas or to take to gatherings. For a richer, fudgier chocolate cake, do this Chocolate Fudge Cake.

In case you’ve been analyzing for a while, you already know that on occasion i get actual stubborn about doing certain things the “right way”. And there’s also a time and a place for shortcut recipes and quick dinners. Then there’s recipes like this Chocolate Cake which tick all of the bins – it’s easier than the way I’ve been making ordinary cake for most of my life, and the results are better.

There’s no want to cream butter like the usual recipes due to the fact this one is made with oil which is the cause why this cake is fantastically moist. No more dry chocolate cake! 🙌🏻 (additionally way this is more forgiving than maximum, having once by chance left it in the oven for 15 mins longer than essential and it nevertheless wasn’t dry).


  • 1 3/4 cups / 265g plain / all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup / 55g cocoa powder , unsweetened (Note 2)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda (bi-carb soda)
  • 2 cups / 440g white sugar (Note 1)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs (~55-65g / 2 oz each)
  • 1 cup / 250 ml milk (low or full fat)
  • 1/2 cup / 125 ml vegetable oil (or canola)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup / 250 ml boiling water


  • 1 1/2 batches Chocolate Buttercream Frosting (slide scaler on recipe)


  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F (standard) or 160C / 320F (fan/convection).
  2. Read Note 4 regarding shelf positions.
  3. Grease 2 x 22cm/9" cake pans with butter, then line the base. (See Note 3 regarding springform pans and other pan sizes).


  1. Sift flour, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda into a large bowl. Add Sugar and salt. Whisk briefly to combine.
  2. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Whisk well to combine until lump free - about 30 seconds.
  3. Add boiling water and whisk to incorporate. The batter is VERY thin (see video).
  4. Pour batter into cake pans.


  1. Bake for 35 minutes or until a wooden skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. See Note 4 regarding cook time if pans are on different shelves.
  2. Cool for 10 minutes, then turn out onto wire racks upside down (Note 5).
  3. Cool completely before frosting. I frosted the cake with my Chocolate Buttercream Frosting (scale recipe up by 50%).