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Easy Chocolate Cake

This Easy Chocolate Cake is made in a single bowl and will make a moist, velvety and very chocolate cake.
Course: Desserts
Author: Kristi



  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 and 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder*
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk**
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 and 2/3 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk**
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened 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.