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The Best Chocolate Cake You’ll Ever Have Recipe

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The Best Chocolate Cake You’ll Ever Have – Is it a bold claim to make? It might be, but after a scrumptious slice, I can attest to it! And the homemade icing is just as delicious. Why buy a store-bought cake when you can make the best chocolate cake ever yourself? 

Whenever I bake a chocolate cake, I know the one thing I’m guaranteed to see his eyes wide open and ear to ear smiles. Chocolate cake has always been one of my hubby’s favorite desserts – they always seem to be a slam dunk way to make your company happy too. Oh and don’t forget Mother’s Day! She will be thrilled if you bake her one of these! 

One of the reasons this cake is so scrumptious is because of the buttermilk. It’s dense and satisfying yet light enough to digest without that heavy overly chocolate taste. 

And the frosting is intensely chocolatey thanks to a one-two punch of cocoa powder and semisweet chocolate. Don’t expect that nasty frosting from the can either – this frosting is creamy and spreads over your cake like a blanket of chocolate clouds. 

The Best Chocolate Cake You’ll Ever Have Recipe

Chocolate Pound Cake With Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Ingredients

  • 2 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup(s) unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 3/4 cup(s) (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup(s) packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup(s) granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) low-fat buttermilk
  • Frosting
  • 1/3 cup(s) unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/3 cup(s) boiling water
  • 1 cup(s) (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 tablespoon(s) confectioners' sugar
  • 12 ounce(s) semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled
  • You can bake in a traditional Bundt Pan.

Instructions

  1. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat butter and brown and granulated sugars until blended.
  2. Increase speed to high; beat 5 minutes or until pale and fluffy, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula. Reduce speed to medium-low; add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla until blended.
  3. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture; beat just until batter is smooth, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare frosting: In a small bowl, combine cocoa and boiling water, stirring until smooth. In a large bowl, with mixer at medium-high speed, beat butter and confectioners' sugar 5 minutes or until fluffy.
  5. Reduce speed to medium-low; add melted chocolate, then cocoa mixture, beating until smooth and occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula. If frosting is too runny, refrigerate until just stiff enough to spread.

I baked mine at 400°F for about 40 minutes. Be sure to do the toothpick test at about 30 minutes in to see how it's coming along. Since every oven varies, I always recommend doing this. You can always lower the temp as well - the original recipe said to bake at 350°F but that was for the layer cake so I adjusted the time and temp.

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44 Comments

  1. It’s like you read my mind. I was wanting to make a chocolate cake tomorrow, but the only tried-and-true recipe I have is a complicated one, and I really just wanted easy and not fiddy ingredients. This is exactly what I needed!

  2. This looks good and I like it because cocoa is used not chocolate except for the frosting. I have cocoa in the pantry not getting any fresher and look for a reason to use it up! What temperature does it bake?

  3. I love “the blanket of Chocolate clouds. It sodunds like my kind of blanket. I’m not much of a baker, but you make this one sound and look so good, I’m going to try it.

  4. lol Toni – it really was like a chocolate cloud…it’s half gone around here already. I’m sure you will love it as much as we do. Be sure to stop back and let me know! Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. OMGoodness those pictures are killing me right now. My husband is on a diet (serious diet) and has been doing so good I just might treat him to this cake and myself too even though I haven’t been doing that great on my diet.

  6. I love that you said buttermilk is such an important ingredient. That’s what I love to use for my chocolate cakes. I’ll have to try this recipe.

  7. Carolann, thanks, you realise that I have to go and make chocolate cake now, your chocolate cake! It looks so good and is of course both my hubbies and my favourite type of cake!have a great up coming week!

  8. lol Hey Jenn! You did the same to me with your beautiful cupcakes! I want them to fly into my mouth! :) Oh, you will love this cake…it’s one of the best I’ve made in ages. I love the buttermilk in it. Let me know how much you loved it! <3

  9. When I was 6 we went to a local county fair where my dad bought a chocolate cake. I had never had one so good in my life, or since. I am hoping to make your cake and love it….I love that you put it in a bundt pan…

  10. Hi Donna, it’s funny how memories can be so vivid like that. I hope this cake comes close to it for you. If you make it, please stop back and do let me know. Thanks much for stopping by and your lovely comment.

  11. Hi Kathy, oh if you make it please stop back and let me know if you loved it as much as we did. It’s every so yummy and the icing was amazing! Thanks much for stopping by and have a great week!

  12. Hi Doreen, lol that cake was so darn good! The great thing about being on a diet is you can actually cheat once in a while and it’s ok! If you make it, please do stop back and let me know if you guys loved it as much as we did. Have a great weekend!

  13. Hi Karen, it was every so amazing! And the icing was like nothing I’ve made before. This is favorite chocolate cake to date! Let me know if you get a chance to make one and how you liked it. Thanks much and have a great week!

  14. Hi Stephanie, oh, you will love this cake. It’s easy to make and was so delicious! I loved the icing too! let me know if you make it and how much you liked it! Thanks much for stopping by and have a great week!

  15. My favorite chocolate cake,i really really love it,it looks like one special cake for special event,i confirm that’s the best chocolate cake that you will ever have !! lets me please say thank you so so much for sharing with us this wonderful idea.thank you once again.

  16. This looks aaaaaaamazing! I am a huge fan of buttermilk in cake recipes. It makes all the difference in the world! Pinning this and definitely adding to our desserts to make list! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

  17. A chocolate cake is a choclate cake, but this one looks delicious and I like the buttermilk recipes and homemade frosting. How did you make the little chocolate leaves or are they candies?

  18. I used a pastry bag with decorative tips to make the flowers :) I love that thing. It always manages to fancy up any dessert. This cake was soooo amazing. You’ll have to try it for sure!

  19. Hi and thanks so very much for your lovely comment. This cake was amazing for sure. I think the buttermilk really added a different level of yummy to it. Thank you for stopping by and hope to see you again soon!

  20. Woweeeeeeeeeeeeee that looks amazing! Chocolate cake is my fav, and the icing is the clincher! Ha!

  21. I’m a big fan of Chocolate Cake. It look very attractive and appetizing. I love it – and am making them for my sister’s wedding reception! <3 Many thanks for details guide with great photo!

  22. You also had me at chocolate, only, for me, the recipe didn’t show. The pics make it look really easy and I have all the ingredients except the semisweet chocolate bits for the icing. Could I get the recipe?

  23. Thanks much Lydia! Your comments made my day! I had an issue with the recipe plugin and removed it so you can hop back over to the post and easily see the recipe now. It will be the best Chocolate Cake you’ve had! Please let me know if you were able to get it ok and if you make it. Thanks once again!
    Carolann xo

  24. I really like your frosting recipe. It’s really amazing if it’s combined with the chocolate cake.

  25. Chocolate is always my favorite. This is another delicious cake added in to my list. Thank for your sharing!

  26. I really love chocolate..you share such a delicious recipe..i will try this one..thanx for updating one more recipe in my list.

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