I made this simple chocolate cake recipe last weekend, and let me just tell you, it is SINFUL. Super moist, easy to make, and you don't need any fancy ingredients like coffee, buttermilk, or liquer. Just plain ol' sugar, cocoa, and the other regular cake stuff. This recipe makes two 9" rounds, so if you only want one cake, split it in half. Enjoy!
2 c. white sugar
1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 c. milk
1/2 c. vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 c. boiling water
Preheat oven to 350. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the wet ingredients and mix together until well combined. Add the cup of boiling water (the batter will be thin, almost like a thick cup of hot cocoa). Pour into two greased 9" rounds. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Note: This cake does not need icing, and it does great in the refrigerator.
Cake photo courtesy Ayush the Cook.