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Best Ever Chocolate Cake

Give this "Best Ever Chocolate Cake" a try and you'll quickly understand how it got its name! This moist, chocolatey cake is great for any occasion, big or small!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20
Calories 178 kcal


  • 9 x 13" pan


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup hot coffee


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 9x13" pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl or bowl of a stand mixer, add the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder and baking soda; stir to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil, buttermilk, eggs and vanilla. Slowly add the coffee (while whisking) and mix until combined.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients.
  • Stir until well-mixed, scraping down the sides of the bowl a time or two.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 28-32 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean (or with a few moist crumbs).
  • Let cool completely before frosting.


Serving: 1pieceCalories: 178kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 132mgPotassium: 25mgSugar: 20g
Keyword chocolate cake
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