Chocolate cake is a classic dessert that is enjoyed by people of all ages. It’s perfect for birthdays, special occasions, or just a sweet treat. Making a delicious chocolate cake doesn’t have to be complicated. With these simple steps, you can easily create a delicious cake that everyone will love.
First, gather all of your ingredients. You will need butter, sugar, eggs, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, salt, and vanilla extract. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Next, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Then, add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined. Finally, stir in the vanilla extract.
Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan. Pour the batter into the pan and spread evenly. Bake the cake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the cake cool completely before frosting.
To make the frosting, cream together butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Add cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and heavy cream and beat until smooth. Spread the frosting over the cooled cake. If desired, top the cake with chopped nuts, sprinkles, or chocolate chips.
Now you have a delicious chocolate cake that is sure to please. Enjoy!