Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

goes with orange frosting

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. combine first 6 dry ingredients in large bowl.
  3. add eggs,milk,oil and vanilla. beat at medium speed for 2 min or until smooth.
  4. stir in boiling water. mix well. pour batter in 2 8" or 9" round cake pans evenly.
  5. bake at 350 F for 35-40 min or until toothpick comes out clean. cool 10 min, then remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.
  6. use orange frosting to frost.
Most Helpful

5 5

This recipe made a lovely dark chocolate cake, with an excellent crumb. The cake was tall, moist and tender. It had a really nice dark chocolate flavor. I iced it with your orange frosting for a very special treat. Even the picky dh enjoyed this cake. Thank you for sharing your recipe. Made for Spring Pac 2014.

5 5

This is an excellent cake and my first try at a acratch recipe. Have just recently started baking and did not have round pans so made this in a 9 X 13 pan and it turned out great. Had to bake for about 45 minutes (and should have given it about 5 more). Did have question as to pan prep, should it be greased and floured? Used the orange frosting recipe you provided. Will say it is a moist flavorful cake and will definitely make again. Took this to a bbq and everyone loved it. Thanks.