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chocolate cupcakes cooling on a wire rack

Amazing Chocolate Cake

Use this recipe to make Amazing Chocolate Cake and Cupcakes. This recipe is made so you can taste the chocolate but not be overwhelmed with sweetness and it pairs perfectly with my Italian Meringue Buttercream! You and your family and going to love it!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36 Cupcakes
Calories 152 kcal



  • 2 sticks Salted Butter room temperature
  • 2 ½ cups Granulated Sugar
  • 5 large Eggs
  • 3 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp  Baking Powder
  • 1 ½ tsp  Baking Soda
  • 1 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 2 cups Boiling Water



  • Pre-heat your oven to 355°
  • Cream the butter and granulated sugar together until light and airy, approximately 5-6 minutes. Scrape the bowl with rubber spatula.
  • Add the eggs one at a time. When all the eggs are incorporated, whip them for 2-3 minutes on medium speed until light and airy. Scrape the bowl with rubber spatula.
  • Sift together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
  • Add the boiling water to the cocoa powder. Whisk until smooth.
  • With the mixer on low speed, add the sifted flour and cocoa mixture in an alternating pattern starting and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix only until each ingredient is incorporated. Do not over mix! Scrape the bowl with rubber spatula.
  • Prepare your pans. There are several ways to accomplish this, butter and flour, cupcake papers, parchment on the bottom, but my favorite way is using Wilton’s Bake Easy spray. The cake slides out every time.
  • FOR CAKES: Distribute batter in equal portions into the pans. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • FOR CUPCAKES: Fill the cupcake papers ½ - ¾ of the way. Bake 20 mins or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • FOR CAKES: Remove the cakes from the oven and place on a cooling rack. Allow the cakes to cool completely in the pans. Once cool, turn the cake out of the pans.
  • FOR CUPCAKES: When the cupcakes have cooled enough to be handled, remove from the pan and let cool completely on cooling rack.


Nutrition Facts
Amazing Chocolate Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 152 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 39mg13%
Sodium 141mg6%
Potassium 59mg2%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 194IU4%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Amazing Chocolate Cake Recipe
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