favorite "go-to" chocolate cake

Jackson wanted a chocolate frog cake for his birthday this year. My frog design turned out mediocre, but the chocolate cake recipe was divine! Best chocolate cake I've ever made! It's super moist and delicious. Don't be alarmed when the batter seems too runny.....it all works out in the end!

favorite "go-to" chocolate cake
2 C. four
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt

1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups boiling water
2 eggs

Sift together dry ingredients and set aside. Cream together butter, sugar and vanilla. Mix in boiling water, then add eggs and mix well. Gradually add dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Pour into greased 9X13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Frost cake while slightly warm with vanilla or chocolate buttercream frosting.

Buttercream frosting
1/2 cup butter, softened
3-4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1/4 cup milk
2 tsp. vanilla

Cream butter in a mixer, then beat in 3 cups powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Continue adding powdered sugar until desired consistency is reached.
*to make chocolate frosting use above recipe but add 1/2 cup cocoa powder, sifted.


  1. I'm making this cake today. Not the cute frog, however... it's for my grandma's b-day and she wants a chocolate cake.


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