Super Dark Chocolate Cake Recipe

A moist dark chocolate cake recipe with a delicious dark chocolate icing.


2 cups granulated sugar
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup cocoa
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
½ cup vegetable or canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup boiling water

6 tablespoons butter, softened
2 â…” cups confectioner’s (powdered) sugar
½ cup cocoa
â…“ cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350° F.

Grease and flour one 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

In a large mixing bowl, stir together the first six ingredients (sugar through salt); add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.

Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin); pour into prepared pan(s) and bake in a preheated 350° F oven for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes our clean.

Allow cake to cool before icing.

To prepare icing:

In a medium-sized bowl, mix and beat all ingredients using an electric mixer.

If icing seems too thick, add a touch more heavy cream until desired consistency.