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Black Dark Chocolate Cake

Deep, dark and rich, this cake is the perfect base for an array of icings.
Prep Time6 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time31 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, chocolate, dark chocolate
Servings: 8
Calories: 494kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup black cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • black food coloring if desired
  • 1 cup hot water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 8" pans.
  • Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • Add the eggs, milk, vegetable oil, vanilla and food coloring. Once thoroughly mixed, slowly add the hot water until combined.
  • Divide into the two prepared cake pans.
  • Bake for 24-32 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

Nutrition

Calories: 494kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 616mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 74IU | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 2mg