You are here: Home » Recipes » Best Chocolate Cake Best Chocolate Cake Recipe by Relish Contributor Yield 10 servings PrintEmail Ingredients 2 cups flour2 cups sugar1 teaspoon soda1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon baking powder3/4 cup water3/4 cup buttermilk1/2 cup shortening2 eggs1 teaspoon vanilla4 ounces melted, unsweetened chocolate (cooled) Instructions Heat oven to 350F. Grease and flour 2 (9-inch) round cake pans or a 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Measure all ingredients into large mixing bowl. Blend 30 seconds on low speed, scraping constantly. Beat 3 minutes at high speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden tooth pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool and frost with chocolate or mocha frosting.