Do You Like Your Chocolate Moist?

Yup, I said it. Moist. Some people have a severe reaction to the word. I’m not sure why but it gives me a chuckle….moist 🙂 How many times do you think I can get away with saying moist in this post?!

Well, You made it! It’s Fri-Yay! Time to take those work pants off and chillax and maybe bake a cake?! hahaha. Your call. Either way, I’m going to share my moist chocolate cake recipe and leave it here for you. I don’t know if you’re like me and need chocolate in your life but sometimes the struggle is real for me and chocolate. Jeff and our little are not really fans of chocolate at all, I mean how many 4yr olds do you know that don’t like chocolate?! Maybe she’s an alien? I kid!! To each their own.

Have you ever watched “Sex and the City”? Ok, there’s an episode where Miranda gets “addicted” to chocolate cake. Have you seen it? It’s sooo good and pretty sure all women can relate. Well, I can entirely relate to this scene, guess I can’t speak for all womankind. To be brutally honest I’ve been exactly in this moment. Please tell me I’m not alone in this??!! I can dream about a classic moist chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting and be completely in my “happy place”

Since I’m alone in my chocolate loving world with my family, sadly I don’t often get to eat chocolate cake anymore. I know I know, first world problems 🙂

A couple of weeks ago I was excited that one of my best girlfriends had requested I make her a “chocolate type” birthday cake. OK real talk… she wanted me to make her an Almond Joy/German chocolate cake. I don’t even know if there’s a recipe that comes close to that. I did give it my best go and with the help of a traditional german chocolate cake recipe, fresh coconut, fresh flowers, and almond essence it turned out to be ok. Don’t judge it too harshly though, I’m not a baker! Just a lover of baked goods, who sometimes dabbles here and there.

She’s also a big unicorn fan (as apparently everyone and their grandma’s, including Starbucks is) Her house is even fondly referred to as “The Unicorn Palace”. Though I was happy for the chocolate cake, like I mentioned with my “happy place” dreams, I’m more of a traditionalist when it comes to chocolate cake. I think they’re best with a great Chocolate Ganache frosting or Cream cheese. No other flavoring, just the sweet sweet taste of chocolate… You feel me?

Anywho, making her this cake awakened my chocolate animal but I’m sure you’re over reading me babble. This recipe is for a super simple and MOIST chocolate cake or cupcakes, whichever you fancy. I found this recipe a while back and of the millions of recipes I’ve made this has been my “Go to” ENJOY!


The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe {Ever}
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
Prep time: 15 mins    Cook time: 30 mins    Total time: 45 mins    Serves: 12


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1 cup milk, buttermilk, almond, or coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable, canola oil, or melted coconut oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water (I know weird but it’s the secret to keeping it moist. I swear!)
  • Frosting of your choice 🙂 You can be weirdos if yu wanna, no judgement.


  • Preheat oven to 350º F.
  • Prepare two 9-inch cake pans by spraying with baking spray or buttering and lightly flouring.
  • Add flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and espresso powder to a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer.
  • Whisk through to combine or, using your paddle attachment, stir through flour mixture until combined well.
  • Add milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla to flour mixture and mix together on medium speed until well combined.
  • Reduce speed and carefully add boiling water to the cake batter until well combined.
  • Distribute cake batter evenly between the two prepared cake pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center of the chocolate comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes, remove from the pan and cool completely.
  • Frost cake with whatever wild frosting you’re in the mood for.
  • Please Note: The cake batter will be very thin after adding the boiling water. This is correct and results in the most delicious and moist chocolate cake I’ve ever tasted! It works best for cakes rather than cupcakes but it’s your call.


Let me know what you think of this and any other recipes I’ve posted or if you’re interested in any other recipes let me know and I’m happy to search out, tweak, and experiment my way into a recipe for you.

Last but never least, you know the drill…..

I really hope you have enjoyed this easy recipe as much as me! I’ll be posting a new recipe for you to enjoy every Friday. If you decide to try out this recipe feel free to share and let me know how it goes for you, I’d love to hear all about it! Don’t forget to hashtag #loveofallofthethings in any photos you post.

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