This moist homemade chocolate cake is made completely from scratch and has an incredible chocolate flavor. There’s a reason I call it The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe!



The Best Chocolate Cake


This chocolate cake is not new to the blog. I originally published it over seven years ago. In fact, we have used this recipe so many times! Cassie has used it when she made one of her fancy cakes!


I was going through the blog and realized that the pictures had disappeared! I felt like it was my duty to bring some life back into the old, but really delicious recipe!



The Best Chocolate Cake


1 cup baking cocoa

1 cup boiling water

1 cup butter, softened

2 ½ cups sugar

4 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3/4 cup butter

3 cups cake flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

½ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

1 cup sour cream




2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

½ cup butter, cubed

1 cup sour cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 ½ to 5 cups confectioners sugar



Dissolve cocoa in boiling water; cool. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each/ Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to creamed
mixture alternately with sour cream, beating well after each addition. Add
cocoa mixture and mix well.

Pour into three greased and floured 9 inches round baking pans. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean, cool for 10 minutes
before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Cupcakes cook for
20-25 minutes.

In a microwave melt chocolate chips and butter; stir until smooth. Cool for 5 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Beat in sour cream and vanilla. Add confectioners’ sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Spread between layers and over top and sides of the cake.


This recipe is a delicious cake and does really well if you’re making a cake to cover with fondant.






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You know a recipe is good when certain family members that normally don’t take anything home with them suddenly want a piece of this for later! Trust me, you won’t have any left for later!



  1. This definitely looks rich and delicious! There’s nothing like a wonderful from scratch chocolate cake. Sharing on the Hearth and Soul Facebook page. Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Community. Take care and stay well!

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    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

  3. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, 511. We will be live for our special Thanksgiving Edition on Tuesday this week, be sure and stop by! Hope you have a very special Thanksgiving!
    Miz Helen

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