World's Best Chocolate Cake

Thursday, August 20, 2009
This is one of the best chocolate cake recipes and frosting we make and because of that, the family called this World's Best Chocolate Cake.

A delicious cake that really is so simple to make with easy pantry ingredients.

If you're a chocolate cake lover, you're going to love this perfect homemade scratch cake.

How To Make Chocolate Cake Steps by Steps

  1. Preheat the oven and grease the pan
  2. Mix the batter
  3. Pour into pan
  4. Bake 40 minutes and then cool before frosting

this is a chocolate cake topped with warmed hot fudge ice cream topping

Ingredients You Will Need

  • eggs
  • water
  • oil
  • unsweetened cocoa
  • sugar
  • flour
  • salt
  • see recipe card for complete ingredients amounts

Tools To Use

  • 13 x 9 sheet pan of any kind
  • two 9 x 9 cake pans( use to do 2 layers and filled
  • cupcakes( you will have to remove the middles, fill them and proceed by spreading each one)
  • two square pans for a two-layer square cake
  • Disposable cake pans are perfect for taking this to a party
  • Line the pans with parchment for easy removal if using metal
  • Freeze the cake for up to 6 months, and thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving
  • Store cake covered and in the refrigerator for up to 4 days
  • Tools needed: cake pan, mixer, measuring utensils, spatula, parchment paper or cooking oil spray, offset spatula, spoon

More Recipes To Try

We all grew up on the 3 Ingredient Peach Dump Cake and it's always been my absolute favorite.

Then I fell in love with pokes cake and one of our other favorites is Coconut Cream Poke Cake.

Then there is our old-fashioned Sour Cream Coffee Cake along with this oldie but goodie Hot Milk Cake to try, we have many vintage favorite cakes!

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Chocolate Moist Cake

This cake is great for hosting parties, perfect for picnics, bringing to a dinner party, and birthdays, it's always a favorite and most asked-for recipe in our family.

It's easy to make and delicious plus the only chocolate cake everyone always asks for from me.

This recipe is perfect for any chocolate lovers.

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Author: Claudia Lamascolo
World's Best Chocolate Cake

World's Best Chocolate Cake

An all-made scratch cake and if you're a chocolate lover this is the best chocolate cake ever.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 35 MinTotal time: 45 Min


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dark unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup hot tap water
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Milk Chocolate Frosting Recipe:
  • 1 cup softened butter,
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup Dutch cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons of milk or strong coffee
  • Beat the sugar with butter till fluffy, and add in the cocoa, vanilla, and milk.


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour either 2-9 inch pans or a 13 x 9-inch pan.
  3. In a large bowl, add the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and powder along with the salt and whisk that together.
  4. Stir in the hot water, buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla.
  5. Mix with an electric mixer until combined around 2 minutes.
  6. Add to your prepared pans.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes depending on what pan you used.
  8. A toothpick in middle should be clean when inserted and removed for it to be done.
  9. Cool a few minutes before removing it from the pan.

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  1. wow...that choc cake looks so gorgeous and tempting! I would love to make. Just wonder how to eat & yet not put on weight....hmmm. Thx for the recipe.

  2. I'm almost tempted to suggest this for my birthday cake but then I couldn't have brownies, and I almost always have brownies on my birthday.

  3. That is a good looking piece of cake!! Love it.

  4. oh, wow, that looks good!!! I am always on the lookout for new chocolate cake recipes. Have you ever tried adding a bit of instant coffee to the boiling water? I love to do that, but I'm going to make your cake without. Sounds perfect just the way it is! :)

  5. I don't bake a lot, but I'm saving this recipe... :) Sounds delicious!

  6. Looks great! :D I love chocolate cake! heck, I love anything with chocolate!

  7. great chocolate cake, totally digging the frosting and sprinkles!

  8. i've been thinking about what kinda cake im making for my son's very first bday (though he's not gonna eat much), i will definitely think about making yours. delicious!

  9. This looks great....I have to try it.

  10. This chocolate cake looks so yummy! Can I have a piece?


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