Aunt Joyce's Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Aunt Joyce's Chocolate Cake Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on February 23, 2024

Indulge in a decadent and moist chocolate cake with this recipe passed down from Aunt Joyce. This cake is perfect for any special occasion or simply when you're craving a rich and chocolatey treat. The secret ingredient in this recipe is love and nostalgia, making it a family favorite for generations.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup hot water


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add eggs, buttermilk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  4. Stir in hot water until the batter is smooth and pour into prepared cake pans.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Let the cakes cool in the pans for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Frost with your favorite chocolate frosting and enjoy!
  8. Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature.

Interesting Facts

  • Aunt Joyce's chocolate cake recipe has been a family favorite for over 50 years.
  • The addition of buttermilk in this recipe adds a subtle tanginess to the chocolate cake.
  • This cake is perfect for birthdays, holidays, or any celebration.