How to make a super moist chocolate cake

Updated April 17, 2017

Chocolate cake is a common solution for a sweet craving. Creating a super moist chocolate cake from scratch is a task bakers all over the world pride themselves on having the ability to do. With minor cooking skills and a couple common baking items, any individual can create a super moist chocolate cake from scratch that the whole family can enjoy.

Pre-heat oven to 176 degrees C.

Pour the flour, cocoa, baking soda, brown sugar and salt in the mixing bowl. Mix gently.

Pour the water, white vinegar and canola over the dry mixture. Beat for one to two minutes with a hand mixer until you remove all lumps from the cake mix.

Grease the cake pan with cooking spray. Apply an even coating over the sides and bottom interior of the cake pan. This will eliminate the cake from sticking to the pan during the cooking process.

Pour bowl of cake mix into the 9-by-9 inch cake pan. Use a spatula to remove all remaining cake mix from the pan. Allow the cake to cook for 30 minutes. Poke the cake with a toothpick when finished; if the toothpick comes out clean, the cake is finished. If the cake attaches to the toothpick, cook for three more minutes.

Allow the cake to cool down for 10 to 15 minutes after cooking. Remove the cake from cooking pan, and apply frosting topping if desired.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 5 tbsp canola
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cold water
  • Mixing bowl
  • Power mixer
  • 9-by-9 inch cake pan
  • Pan spray
  • Spatula
  • Oven
  • Toothpick
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Nicole Byerly has been writing since 2003. She has published multiple works that have appeared in "Campus Philly." Byerly is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in cybersecurity at Utica College.