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Best Chocolate Cake Recipe

The BEST Chocolate Cake Recipe EVER

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 45
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cake (16 slices) 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Cake

Description

The best, easiest chocolate cake recipe ever!

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Ingredients

FOR THE CHOCOLATE CAKE

  • 1 box devil’s food cake mix
  • 1 small box Jello instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups mini chocolate chips

BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 25 tablespoons heavy whipping cream (as needed)

Instructions

FOR THE CHOCOLATE CAKE

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a very large bowl, mix together everything except chocolate chips. Batter will be thick. Then stir in the chocolate chips.
  3. Pour batter into cake pan of choice (I normally use two 9-inch round pans). For cooking time, I use the cooking times on the back of the cake box as a guide. Then I do the toothpick check, and if it’s not done, I check on it every 5 mins after that. It usually takes around 45 mins for two, 9-inch round pans.

BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat butter until fluffy. Add sugar and continue beating until well blended. Add salt, vanilla, and whipping cream. Blend on low speed until just combined. Beat at high speed until frosting is fluffy. Add more whipping cream 1 tablespoon at a time for desired consistency.