The Best Chocolate Cake


2 cups sugar


1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour


3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder


1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder


1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda


1 teaspoon salt


2 large eggs


1 cup whole milk


1/2 cup vegetable oil


2 teaspoons vanilla extract


1 cup boiling water



Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.


In a large mixing bowl, stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.


Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.


Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans.


Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.


Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely before frosting.

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