A Beginner's Guide to Making Chocolate Cake

Gather

Begin by assembling the necessary ingredients: 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1 cup of granulated sugar, 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder,

Preheat

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan.

Dry Ingredients

In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Combine

In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract until well combined.

Add Hot Water

Carefully add hot water to the batter, stirring until smooth. The batter will be thin, but that's normal.

Batter

Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan, spreading it evenly.

Bake

Place the cake pan in the preheated oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Cool

Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled, you can frost the cake with your favorite

Serve

Once cooled, you can frost the cake with your favorite icing or serve it plain. Enjoy your homemade chocolate cake!