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slice of chocolate cake with chocolate icing

Chocolate Cake

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream or milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp chocolate extract, optional
  • 1 cup freshly brewed coffee


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Coat 2 8"x 8" round pans or one 13" x 9" pan with butter, shortening or cake release
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, beat together eggs, milk, vegetable oil, vanilla and chocolate extract.
  • Add dry ingredients to the wet and mix until just combined.
  • Stir in coffee.
  • Pour into prepared pan
  • Bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan.
  • Once cool, decorate with icing of choice.


If baking this recipe in a 12" round pan or larger, reduce oven temperature to 325°F and bake for 45 minutes 
Keyword chocolate cake