Perfectly Chocolate Cake

by foodlikecake

I promised you a cake yesterday so here it is! The cake itself is very dense and moist so the light, fluffy vanilla buttercream compliments it perfectly.


Ingredients: Cake (From Hershey)

2 cups sugar

1 and 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 cup cocoa powder

1 and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

1 cup milk (I used whole)

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup boiling water

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

2 cups unsalted butter, softened

6 cups powdered sugar

4 teaspoons vanilla extract

6 tablespoons heavy whipping cream


9 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

1 cup heavy cream

Recipe: Cake

Heat oven to 350F. Grease two 9×9 cake pans and cut parchment paper circles for the bottom.

Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Add milk, eggs, oil, and vanilla, beat until combined well. (About two minutes) Stir in boiling water, the batter will be pretty thin- don’t worry about it.

Pour batter into prepared pans and bake for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for ten minutes, transfer to wire racks and then prepare frosting.


Mix softened butter and sugar in a bowl for three minutes, or until the butter is light and fluffy. Beat in whipping cream and vanilla until fluffy.

Frost inside and sides of cake.


Place chopped chocolate in a bowl. Place cream (in a medium saucepan) over medium heat until it boils. Then pour over chocolate and whisk until smooth.

Let cool for a few minutes and pour over frosted cake.