- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup hot water
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease two 9-inch round cake pans with cooking spray or butter and dust with cocoa powder.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract until smooth.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk until the batter is smooth and well combined.
- Slowly pour in the hot water, whisking constantly until the batter is smooth and well combined.
- Divide the batter evenly between the two prepared cake pans.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
- Let the cakes cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Once the cakes are cool, you can frost them with your favorite frosting or serve them plain.
Enjoy your delicious chocolate cake!