The Best Layered Chocolate Cake!

choco cake

Hi! If you are reading this post it might be because you are craving for a moist, rich in flavors chocolate cake 🙂 A lot of my friends have constantly asked me for the recipe of my chocolate cake (which is really popular in my family as well). So, here it is (serving:12, ready in about 50 min)! 


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  1. 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  3. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  4. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  5. 1 teaspoon salt
  6. 1 1/2 cups sugar 
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  9. 1 cup milk
  10. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  11. 1 cup boiling water


  1. 3/4 cup butter
  2. 5 1/3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  3. 1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder (good quality)
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 2/3 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare two 9-inch cake pans by buttering and lightly flouring (or you can use parchment paper instead). 
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Whisk the dry ingredients.
  3. Add milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla to the mixture and mix together on medium speed until well combined. 
  4. Lower the speed of the mixer and add the boiling water. Mix until combined and pour evenly into the two prepared pans.
  5. Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 
  6. Cool for 15 minutes before removing from pans. Then cool completely.

While the cake is cooling, let’s make the frosting 🙂

  1. In a bowl, beat the butter on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the cocoa and confectioners’ sugar alternately with the milk and vanilla. Continue beating until smooth and creamy.
  2. Divide the frosting evenly for the layers and the outside of the cake.Place one cake layer on a serving platter, spread frosting over the top. Add the other layer on top. Cover outside of cake with the remaining frosting and…ENJOY!


Photo credit: Simon Law

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