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Moist and Tender Chocolate Cake

Moist and Tender Chocolate Cake
20 min
35 min
10 to 12 servings
  • Moist and tender, this chocolate cake is perfect for family gatherings.
Key Ingredients
A yellow container with a red lid featuring the NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® logo above a red label that reads "cocoa."
Morsels and Baking Ingredients
8 oz.
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • Chocolate Lover’s Frosting (recipe found on this site)
Make It
Step 1
Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour two 9-inch-round baking pans or one 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
Step 2
Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with water. Spread into prepared pan(s).
Step 3
Bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan(s) for 15 minutes; invert onto wire racks to cool completely.
Step 4
Frost with Chocolate Lover's Frosting (recipe found on this site).
As an optional frosting, combine 8 ounces semi sweet morsels and 1 cup heavy cream in a heat-safe bowl over a pot of simmering water. When morsels begin to turn shiny, stir constantly until melted. Once melted, immediately remove bowl with melted morsels from bottom pot. Pour over cake while still warm.
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