Easy Moist Chocolate Cake recipe is today's delight.

Easy Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe - Not Too Sweet

This simple chocolate cake is moist, decadent and very easy to make. Definitely a keeper!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 452kcal


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour sifted
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • cups unsweetened cocoa powder sifted
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • teaspoons salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • cups buttermilk
  • cups warm water
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Coat pans with butter and a dusting of flour

Dark Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting


    • Sift flour and cocoa powder.
    • Using a stand mixer place all dry ingredients in the bowl. Mix flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt at low speed using the wisk wire.
    • Once combined add eggs, buttermilk, warm water, oil, and vanilla. Beat mixture on medium speed for about 3 to 4 minutes until smooth.
    • Coat three 9 inch pan with butter and a dusting of flour so batter doesn’t stick. This is important so you can easily pop out the cake once done baking.
    • Measure 3 cups of batter per pan. If there’s a leftover distribute among the 3 pans. My measurement was 3 1/8 cups per pan.
    • Preheat oven at 350 degrees and bake cake between 30 to 35 minutes. To check if cake is done a toothpick inserted at the center comes out clean then it is ready to be taken out of the oven.
    • Place cake pans on a wire rack to cool for about 15 minutes. Use a spatula to loosen up cake from the pan. Invert pan with the rack. Let cake sit on the rack to cool completely.
    • Use your favorite frosting. Enjoy!



    Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 620mg | Potassium: 308mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 3.3mg