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  • 2 1/2 cups flour (all-purpose)
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder (good, **, sift to remove any lumps)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
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NutritionView more



Calories190Calories from Fat60
Total Fat7g11%
Saturated Fat4g20%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat60
Total Carbohydrate29g10%
Dietary Fiber1g4%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Abby V. 14 hours ago
I followed exactly the instructions step by step, but it turned out horrible! Should have been the birthday cake for my sons 2nd birthday! The cake was dry and hard and felt like you bite on gum! It was just going into the garbage can, it was unfortunately not enjoyable at all!!
it was lovely. i did not modify it. i followed instructions and its a keeper
Janice F. 24 Apr
Where are the instructions for the Perfect Chocolate Cake. Instructions for other cakes keep popping up. I wasted a lot of paper for no reason. I won't be using or recommending your site. o stars as I can't even get the directions!
Turned out great but was much better after freezing it.
Ive made many chocolate cakes but decided to reach for a new recipe that’s a bit simpler than my go to, this cake tasted like play-dough it was dry and mushy and by far one of the worst cakes I’ve eaten either homemade or store bought
Surratt 5 Apr
It was great-great recipe
Ok but I didn’t have buttermilk so I had to use a substitute
Larry 20 Feb
Excellent this is the second time I made this it is easy and the cake comes out with perfect texture I use fine pastry flour for a fluffier cake love this recipe
Great everyone loved it, it wasn't too sweet but just right n rich!
Angie W. 1 Jan
This cake was terrible. Very dry and tasteless.
Housewifegirltoo 27 Dec 2017
I’ve made it twice. The first time I was rushed to make it for a girls night party. Although everyone enjoyed it, I felt like a didn’t really have a ‘feel’ for the mixing of the cake. This last time I took my time and I’m glad I did. I baked it for a solid 35 minutes. The cake was moist with a velvety texture. And although the recipe calls for cocoa instead of melted chocolate it has a very rich chocolate flavor and moist. Instead of using only chocolate butter-cream frosting, I also made a fluffy white ‘ho ho’ filling flavored with raspberry jam. I will use this chocolate cake recipe repeatedly. Yum!!
Celeste P. 15 Nov 2017
Perfect cupcakes. No modifications needed. I am addicted!
Liadan Garner 27 Sep 2017
this recipe was AMAZING!!! the cake tasted soooo good the only con was that there was a lot of washing up to do but apart from that really good
- 13 Sep 2017
Really good. I loved it
Vasilisa 26 Aug 2017
Tastes distgusting 👎👎🤢🤢🤢🤢
miriam C. 21 Aug 2017
Great recipe! Definitely needed the whole 35 min in my oven, but it was a huge hit!
Kedward Preze 20 Aug 2017
It turned out amazing!
David S. 4 Aug 2017
We added some cayenne pepper to the mix & it was hard not to eat a slice at a time... moist... fluffy... delicious
KaitlynBaker 14 Jul 2017
the cupcakes were very bland but the frosting more than made up for it, all in all good.
Naveed & Sonika 25 Jun 2017
Fluffy! Great recipe!
Piper 18 Jun 2017
This cake was delicious! I made it for Father's Day and my family loved it! I even made 2 cakes so we will have extra
Anna Berman 25 May 2017
great. good. amazing. yummy. it was amazing and had the taste of chocolate. yum! its really good. I love it.