Here’s How To Make The Ultra Moist Love At First Sight Chocolate Cake

love at first sight chocolate cake

A few years back I was in charge of making an ultra-decadent, ultra-moist chocolate cake for a friend’s birthday. So, naturally, I turned to Google to find the best recipe out there. And friends, Google seriously delivered.

When I found Modern Honey’s Love at First Sight Chocolate Cake recipe, my hopes honestly weren’t super high. I personally am not a huge fan of chocolate cake (I know, call me crazy). But maybe I’d just been eating not great chocolate cake all my life, because man oh man, I could devour this one by myself. So without further ado…



Chocolate Cake:

  • 1 3/4 cup Flour

  • 1 3/4 cup Sugar

  • 3/4 cup Cocoa high quality

  • 2 teaspoons Baking Soda

  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder

  • 1 teaspoon Salt

  • 1/2 cup Oil canola or coconut oil

  • 2 Eggs

  • 1 cup Buttermilk

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla

  • 1 cup Hot Water


Chocolate Buttercream:

      • 1 1/2 cups Butter softened

      • 1 cup Cocoa

      • 5 cups Powdered Sugar

      • 1/3 cup Cream Half n Half or Milk


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In mixing bowl, beat oil, eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla for 1 minute.

Sift dry ingredients into wet ingredients and stir until combined.

Pour in hot water and mix together. The batter will be liquidy but that’s a good thing — it will create a moist cake.

Spray two 9-inch cake pans with non-stick cooking spray. You can also use three 8-inch cake pans for this recipe. Pour batter evenly into each pan. Bake at 22-27 minutes. Place toothpick or cake tester in the center of the cake to check if it comes out clean.

To make the chocolate buttercream:

chocolate cake

In mixing bowl, cream together Butter, Cocoa, Powdered Sugar, and Cream until light and fluffy. You may want to add more cream or milk depending on consistency. Once the cake has cooled and has been removed from pans, frost each layer with frosting. Eat up!


So, what do you think? Are you going to try this Love at First Sight Chocolate Cake recipe? Let us know in the comments below!

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