This Easy Chocolate Cake is made in a single bowl and will make a moist, velvety and very chocolate cake.
1and 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1cupunsweetened cocoa powder*
1and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1and 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2and 2/3 cup confectioner's sugar
1and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4cupunsweetened cocoa powder*
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two nine-inch round pans.
In a large mixing bowl, stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add eggs, milk, canola oil, and vanilla. Mix together in an electric mixture on medium speed for two minutes. Stir in the boiling water. Batter will be very thin. Pour evenly into the two prepared pans.
Bake in pre-heated oven for 30 to 35 minutes until the cake is done. Test by inserting a toothpick in the center, and ensuring it comes out clean. Cool in the pans for at least 10 minutes, then move to a wire rack to cool completely. To remove from the pan easily, run a knife around the edges to loosen.
Cream the butter in a small bowl.
Blend in the cocoa powder, vanilla, confectioners sugar, and milk. Beat with an electric mixer, until smooth.
Frost cake and serve.
*I used Ghirardelli unsweetened cocoa powder. **I used non-fat milk.