Chocolate Cake


  • 2 cups of flour
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 1 ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ⅓ cups water


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Butter a 9- by 2-inch cake pan (not from the ¾ cup butter).
  3. Dust the pan with flour, and then knock out any excess.
  4. Mix flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt with a whisk.
  5. In a separate bowl, beat together butter and brown sugar until pale and fluffy.
  6. Add eggs, one at a time, to the butter and brown sugar, mix after each.
  7. Beat vanilla in.
  8. And flour mixture and water to the bowl in batches. Both the first and last batch should be flour.
  9. Mix until it’s combined.
  10. Pour batter into cake pan.
  11. Bake in the oven until a tooth pick can be stuck in the center and come out clean; start at 25 minutes.
  12. Take out and cool. Do not frost until it’s cooled down.