A chocolate cake recipe is a must for new housewives, mothers, aspiring bakers, and let’s just include everybody else. This Plain Chocolate Cake Recipe is the basis for all variants of everybody’s favorite treat. You can add or reduce the sugar content or augment with artificial sweetener, depending on your taste or health restrictions. This can be a stand-alone food or served with hot cocoa, coffee, milk, tea or cream. Usually the life of most birthday parties, the chocolate cake can be considered as a staple amongst sweet treats. So perfect this classic dessert and you will surely get your just desserts.
- 2 cups brown sugar, packed
- 1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder or powdered chocolate drink
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon iodized salt
- 2 whole eggs
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil (preferably canola)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla flavor extract
- Pre-heat the oven to 350°F.
- Line a 9-inch round baking pan with wax paper or spray with non-stick spray, or brush thinly with canola oil (depends on convenience and availability).
- Stir together the dry ingredients: sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt, in a large bowl.
- Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla.
- Beat with a hand mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes (or simply mix by hand using a wooden spoon until there are no lumps left).
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
- Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for about 10 minutes, so the sides will not stick to the pan, before removing from the pan to a wire rack. Cool completely.
Chocolate is best topped with a gleaming and thick chocolate frosting, preferably made with dark chocolate. You may also opt for whipped cream or egg-white icing. This cake is very versatile. Variations of this heavenly comfort food can
range from multilevel layers and icing to multifarious toppings such as fruit, candied flowers, colorful sprinkles, et cetera ad infinitum. It’s all up to your imagination and the sky’s the limit to what you want your cake to be; trust me, with this timeless recipe, you will always have your cake and eat it too.