Classic Chocolate Cake Master Recipe

Preparation info
  • Yield:


    9 x 13 inch 23 x 33 cm ) sheet cake
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 5

Appears in
Baker Bettie's Better Baking Book

By Kristin Hoffman

Published 2022

  • About

This is my all-time favorite chocolate cake recipe. It is incredibly simple to make and always receives rave reviews. The coffee in the recipe isn’t overpowering and actually enhances the chocolate flavor. However, you can reduce the amount of coffee and substitute some or all of it with hot water. This cake is extremely moist and tender, and therefore I use all-purpose flour rather than cake flour to give it more structure.