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Basic Chocolate Cake Recipe

Oh, chocolate cake. Who isn’t a chocolate cake fan? There is seriously nothing sweeter and more satisfying than a slice of rich, chocolate cake.

What’s even better than the taste is the simplicity of this recipe. Whip this up in 5 minutes flat and you’ll have a delicious dessert that your guests will be begging for more of!

Basic Chocolate Cake


1 package chocolate butter cake mix
1 1/2 cups sugar
6 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup oil
1 (8 ounce) carton sour cream


Preheat your oven to 350. Generously grease two 9” round pans or a Bundt pan. Mix all your ingredients together using a mixer. Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until toothpick comes clean. Cool completely. Remove to cake stand and frost.

Chocolate Frosting


1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups confectioners' sugar


Mix butter and cocoa and beat until smooth. Add milk, vanilla and salt and beat again until smooth. Gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar until frosting is smooth. Add more milk or sugar to desired thickness.

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