NEVER buy a box mix again with this Chocolate Cake Recipe! It’s EASY and tastes so good – especially with that fudgy frosting.

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RECIPE:
INGREDIENTS
FOR THE CAKE
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar (347g)
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (63g)
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (310g)
1/2 cup vegetable oil (119 ml)
2 large eggs
1 cup hot water (237ml)
1 cup buttermilk (237ml)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (5ml)
FOR THE FUDGY CHOCOLATE FROSTING:
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (85g)
5 cups powdered sugar (565g)
1 cup unsalted butter, melted (227g)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (5ml)
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons milk (75ml), use regular milk for best results
INSTRUCTIONS
MAKE THE CAKE:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare cupcake pans with liners or grease and flour cake pan(s).
Whisk together sugar, cocoa, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and flour in a large bowl. Set aside.
Whisk oil, eggs, water, buttermilk, and vanilla in a large measuring cup or bowl.
Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and whisk until smooth. Batter will be thin.
Pour into prepared pans and bake as directed, or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center. Cool completely before frosting.
MAKE THE FROSTING RIGHT BEFORE USING:
Add powdered sugar and cocoa to a very large bowl. Whisk to combine and get out any lumps.
Pour in unsalted butter and mix with a hand mixer or stand mixer until crumbly, then add vanilla and salt.
Add milk and mix until frosting is smooth and the desired consistency. Use immediately.
Bake Time:
24 cupcakes: 13-16 minutes
Two 9-inch rounds: 28-35 minutes
9×13-inch pan: 35-40 minutes

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