The Best Chocolate Cake – chocolate cake perfection! You won’t believe how easy it is to make!!!
I’ve been blogging for 2 and a half years and never shared my favorite chocolate cake recipe. Shame on me.
Time to fix it!
I present you my favorite and the best chocolate cake. Dressed up in super easy chocolate frosting.
So what makes it the best? In my book, it’s the ease of making it and the flavor and texture. Looks count too! And this cake has it all!!
I used my very favorite chocolate cake recipe for this layer cake. It’s eggless and it has a rich, reddish hue. It bakes up perfectly and tastes amazing. I love it and it’s my go-to chocolate cake!
The frosting is super easy to make. It requires only 5 tablespoons of butter, not pounds like a lot of frosting recipes out there. It has no eggs or egg whites as I never use eggs in my frostings. I used sour cream which gave the frosting the creamy texture. You can also use Greek yogurt instead of the sour cream.
I baked the cake in two 9″ round pans. Once it cooled completely, I sliced each cake horizontally in two parts. When frosting the cake, I used an ice cream scoop to scoop the frosting and place on each layer and then spread it with an offset spatula. I used two scoops for the middle frosting layers. It is not necessary to make this cake into a 4 layer cake. You can just place the two baked cakes on top of each other. I just wanted it to have a bit more height. Besides the more layers – the more fun!
Don’t worry about making the final frosting layer perfect. The more rustic it looks – the better! I made my swirls with a back of a spoon. It’s so easy!
This cake is perfect for birthday celebrations, anniversaries or for any special occasion that calls for a chocolate cake. Enjoy, friends!