This recipe is amazing! Hands down, best chocolate cake I have ever eaten. It’s a recipe from Buddy the Cake Boss, so that right there tells ya it has to be great! 😉

Don’t forget to scroll all the way down for a great Chocolate Ganache recipe also!


1 1/2 c. All-Purpose flour

1 1/2 c. Sugar

1 stick butter

1/3 c. Cocoa

1 tsp. Baking Soda

1/4 tsp. Baking Powder

1/3 c. Unsweetened Chocolate, melted (or 2 1/2 squares)

1/2 c. Hot Water

2 Eggs

1/2 c. Buttermilk


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2 9-inch pans.

Mix flour, butter, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda together in a large bowl, or stand mixer. Pour in melted chocolate and mix for about 1 minute on low. Pour in the hot water while mixer is still going. Add eggs, one at a time. Pour in buttermilk and mix for 1-2 minutes.

Pour mixture into pans evenly and bake for 25-30 minutes or until springy to touch and the cake pulls away from the pan. Cool for 30 minutes before removing from pan.

If you would love a glaze to go on top of the cake, you should use this ganache recipe. It is so good, you could actually just lick it out of the bowl! Ha! (I NEVER do that.)

Chocolate Ganache


8 oz. dark chocolate chips

2 Tbsp. butter

1 1/2 Tbsp. whole milk

1 Tbsp. Honey


Melt the chips and butter in a saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly.

Add in the milk and honey and stir until the mixture is smooth and glossy.

Let cool to spreading consistency, then pour over cake.