A basic chocolate cake is rather easy to make. It usually takes ingredients that many people already have at their house. First, warm up the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 175 degrees Celsius. Prepare a couple of round pans by spraying them or greasing them with butter. Mix together almost 2 cups of flour with almost a cup of cocoa powder with one and a half teaspoons of baking powder with the same amount of baking soda and a pinch of salt. Stir these dry ingredients around.
Then mix in a couple of eggs with a cup of milk and half a cup of oil. Add in a capful of vanilla. Completely mix it together so there are no lumps. After that, pour in a cup of hot water. Put this mixture into the pans. Bake for half an hour or so.