Simple Chocolate Cake

Here’s a special, quick, easy, beyond delicious chocolate cake for any occasion.

Serves: 12Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hour 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 12


  • 3⁄4 cup natural cocoa powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup hot brewed coffee
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly coat the bottom and sides of a 9-by-13-inch cake pan with butter and flour.
  • Combine everything except the eggs, and beat for 2 minutes. Add the eggs and beat for 2 more minutes.
  • Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cake. Cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then finish cooling on a wire rack.