Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 40 mins

A delicious and moist chocolate cake that is sure to please! Prep time includes cooling time. Cook time varies according to pan size. Frost with Silky Chocolate Butter Frosting.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease 13 by 9" baking pan or three 8-inch round cake pans.
  3. In medium bowl,combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. In large bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat butter and sugar until blended.
  5. Increase speed to high; beat until lght and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  6. Reduce speed to medium-low; add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  7. Beat in vanilla.
  8. Mixture may appear grainy.
  9. Reduce speed to low; add flour mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  10. Beat until batter is smooth, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula.
  11. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  12. Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes for 13 by 9" cake or about 30 minutes for 8-inch layers.
  13. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes.
  14. Run thin knife around cake to loosen from sides of pan.
  15. Invert cake or layers onto rack to cool completely.
  16. Meanwhile, prepare Silky Chocolate Butter Frosting.
  17. Wait to spread frosting on cake until cake is completely cooled.
Most Helpful

3 5

I found the cake to be to dry and lacking in flavor: which surprised me as I did follow the instruction to a T. I did ice the cake with a butter icing. Don't think I'll make again. Sorry

5 5

Wonderful cake. We really enjoyed it.

5 5

I halved this and made a dozen cupcakes. Moist, rich, and chocolatey (I used a good quality cocoa)- they were great on their own AND also great frosted with whipped cream. I didn't cream the butter and sugar as long as recommended - maybe a minute - but still seemed excellent. Added eggs all at once too (maybe with a smaller batch it didn't matter).