The Ultimate Homemade Chocolate Cake Recipe for Perfection

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Crafting this homemade chocolate cake is incredibly simple as it requires just one bowl, resulting in a wonderfully moist and fluffy chocolate delight. In my opinion, it stands out as the finest chocolate cake I’ve ever tasted! Feel free to frost it with your preferred frosting.


Irresistibly Moist One-Bowl Chocolate Cake

The Ultimate Homemade Chocolate Cake Recipe for Perfection

Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 30 min Rest Time 10 min Total Time 1 hr Difficulty: Intermediate Cooking Temp: 180  °C Servings: 24 Calories: 160 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year




  1. Step 1

    Gather all ingredients

  2. Step 2

    Preheat your oven to 356°F (180°C) and grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.

  3. Step 3

    Combine sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl, stirring well.

  4. Step 4

    Incorporate eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla into the mixture, then blend for 2 minutes at medium speed using an electric mixer.

  5. Step 5

    Gently incorporate the boiling water; the batter will have a thin consistency.

  6. Step 6

    Divide the batter evenly between the greased and floured pans.

  7. Step 7

    Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, typically around 30 to 35 minutes. Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack for complete cooling.

  8. Step 8

    Savor the moment!

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 160kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 16mg6%
Sodium 209mg9%
Potassium 31mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 26g9%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 17g
Protein 2g4%

Calcium 33 mg
Iron 1 mg

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


To preserve this single-bowl chocolate cake, the storage method varies based on the type of frosting. A buttercream-frosted cake can be kept covered at room temperature for up to five days. However, if you opt for cream cheese frosting, it's advisable to refrigerate the cake within two hours.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I use a different type of flour in this chocolate cake recipe?

While all-purpose flour is recommended for best results, you can experiment with alternative flours like whole wheat or gluten-free blends. Keep in mind that it may affect the texture.

Can I substitute vegetable oil with another oil in the recipe?

Yes, you can substitute vegetable oil with canola oil, melted coconut oil, or any neutral-flavored oil of your choice.

Is it possible to use a different sweetener instead of sugar?

You can try using alternatives like honey, maple syrup, or a sugar substitute, but it might impact the taste and texture of the cake.

How can I make this chocolate cake gluten-free?

To make the cake gluten-free, use a gluten-free flour blend in place of regular flour. Additionally, ensure that other ingredients, like baking powder and cocoa, are gluten-free.

Can I prepare the batter ahead of time and bake it later?

It's recommended to bake the cake immediately after preparing the batter for the best results. If you need to delay baking, refrigerate the batter and bring it to room temperature before baking.

Can I freeze the chocolate cake?

Yes, you can freeze the cake layers before frosting. Wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and store in a freezer-safe container for up to three months.

What's the best way to store leftover chocolate cake?

Store the leftover cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to five days if frosted with buttercream. If the cake has cream cheese frosting, refrigerate it within two hours.

Can I double the recipe to make a larger cake?

Yes, you can double the ingredients to make a larger cake. Adjust the baking time accordingly and use a larger cake pan or multiple pans.

How do I know when the cake is done baking?

Insert a toothpick into the center of the cake; if it comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs (not wet batter), the cake is done.

Can I use hot coffee in the recipe, and does it make the cake taste like coffee?

Yes, hot coffee enhances the chocolate flavor without making the cake taste like coffee. If you prefer, you can substitute hot water for the coffee.

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