Best Ever Chocolate Cake

Best Ever Chocolate Cake from Kaye's CupboardAh, cake! I rarely meet one I don’t get along with, but this one has been a hit from the first meeting! I promise you it is so good, it doesn’t even need frosting! Covering it in sweet frosting would cover up the beautiful texture and delicious chocolate taste, and who would want to do that? We like to bake it in a 9 x 13 Pyrex, so we get nice thick pieces. This is our go-to “let’s bake something delicious” recipe. It should be yours, too!

Best Ever Chocolate Cake from Kaye's Cupboard

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 eggs, room temperature (set them out 30 minutes ahead, or submerge in warm water for 15 minutes)
  • 2 cups cake flour (all-purpose would work fine, too, but I highly recommend cake flour!)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups milk

1. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease round cake pans or 9 x 13 baking dish. Set pans aside.

2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together for 2 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla; beat together.

4. Alternately add flour mixture and milk to egg mixture until all is well-combined. Spread evenly into prepared pan or pans.

5. Bake 30-40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. If using round cake pans, leave to cool 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Yield: 12-16 servings

{Kudos to Better Homes and Gardens- Our Best Recipes cookbook!}

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