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Perfect Chocolate Layer Cake recipe

The perfect chocolate layer cake with chocolatefrosting…chocolate cake doesn’t get any better than this.

Recipe: Perfect ChocolateLayer Cake

For Cake:2 cups granulated sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
Chocolate Frosting:1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Heat oven to 350°F (175°C). Greaseand flour two 9-inch round baking pans; set aside.
  • For Cake: Combine sugar, flour, cocoa,baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs,milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes.Stir in boiling water. Pour batter into preparedpans.
  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until woodenpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; removefrom pans to wire racks. Cool completely.
  • For Chocolate Frosting: In medium bowlbeat butter, cocoa, powdered sugar, milk and vanilla to spreadingconsistency, adding additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, ifneeded. Frost sides and top of cake.

    Makes 12 servings.

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