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Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe

Cocoa Layer Cake
This easy chocolate cake is made with cocoa - mixed in one bowl.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


Have all ingredients at room temperature before starting. Grease and flour two 9-inch layer cake pans.

Sift flour then measure. Into a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, soda, baking powder, salt, and cocoa. Add shortening, eggs, vanilla, milk, and water; beat on low speed for 3 minutes. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake in preheated 350° oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pans on a rack for 15 minutes; remove and place layers directly on racks to cool completely.

Serves 12

Calories per serving: 287

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Frost with fluffy white or buttercream frosting.

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