Chocolate Cake Recipe

A rich chocolate cake recipe, serve with chocolate buttercream frosting.
Makes: 18 Servings
Skill Level: None
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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 9 in. round baking pans with vegetable pan spray.

Step 2

In medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In large microwavable bowl, melt chocolate and butter for 2 minutes or until butter is melted. (Mixture can also be melted on top of stove in heavy saucepan over low heat.) Stir until smooth. Transfer to large bowl; add sugar and beat with electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, and vanilla; mix well. Add flour mixture alternately with milk; beat until well blended and smooth. Pour into prepared pans.

Step 3

Bake 32-36 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes. Remove to cooling grid; cool completely before decorating.

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all purpose flour

2-1/2 cups all purpose flour

baking soda

1 teaspoon baking soda


1/2 teaspoon salt

semi-sweet chocolate

6 squares (6 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate


3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter (, softened)

granulated sugar

1-1/2 cups granulated sugar


3 eggs


1-1/2 cups milk




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Chocolate Cake is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 31.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PERFECT!!!! I LOVE this cake!!! I read some comments that said the cake came out dry,so I added a 1/4 c. of mayo. It came out soo moist and chocolatey and it's perfect for carving and stacking. This is now my go to chocolate cake!! Thank you Wilton!!!
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great easy to follow recipe with fantastic result This cake is a hit every time I bake it. It's great for 1st timers. I read the reviews and added only a little extra chocolate and it still came out moist and yummy. It is my to go to recipe for chocolate cake
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! I was told about the strips doing a baking class by my instructor. I could not envision wet strips being that significant in the baking process, but my surprise those strips make a big difference in your finished product. I reach with these strips with every cake. I love them.
Date published: 2017-01-24
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