Sunday Chocolate Cake

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield Yield: serves 12 1x
  • Category Category: Cake
  • Method Method: Baking
  • Cuisine Cuisine: Dessert


This Sunday Chocolate Cake is the easiest, most comforting chocolate cake recipe ever.  The boiled frosting on top is flaky, fudgy and delicious!




  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening (you can sub in butter if you prefer)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup milk + 2 Tbsp
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla



  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a 9×13 baking pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together sugar, flour, salt and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl whisk eggs, milk, vinegar and vanilla together. Set aside.
  4. In a saucepan melt butter, shortening and cocoa powder together, whisking until completely melted and smooth.
  5. Remove from heat and pour into flour mixture, and then add the other liquid ingredients. Stir together until smooth and there are no more lumps.
  6. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 15-20 minutes until center of cake is set.
  7. Prepare icing when cake is almost ready.


  1. Melt butter, cocoa powder and milk together over medium heat. Bring just to a boil and remove from heat. Whisk in powered sugar and vanilla until there are no lumps.
  2. Pour icing over hot cake in pan.
  3. Allow cake to cool before slicing.


Store airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days

Nutrition Information:

1 slice
118.6 g
236 mg
25.2 g
136.6 g
5.3 g
94.9 mg

Keywords: cake, chocolate cake, recipe, baking, cocoa powder

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