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
Keyword Best Chocolate Cake Recipe, Chocolate Cake Not Too Sweet, Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting, Easy Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 452 kcal


  • 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

US Customary - Metric


  1. 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.
  2. Once combined add eggs, buttermilk, warm water, oil, and vanilla. Beat mixture on medium speed for about 3 to 4 minutes until smooth.
  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Use your favorite frosting. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Easy Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe - Not Too Sweet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 452 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 57mg19%
Sodium 620mg27%
Potassium 308mg9%
Carbohydrates 81g27%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 51g57%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 130IU3%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.