Easiest Fluffy Chocolate Butter Cake

Makes 12 cupcakes or 1-8" OR 9" cake layer

  • 1-1/2 c. flour
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 1/2 c. sour milk
  • 1/2 c. warm water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg

Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare muffin tin with liners or line cake pan with parchment paper and set aside. 


In large mixing bowl, whisk together flours, sugar, cooca, soda and salt. Add butter, milk, water, extract and egg. Mix just until no butter chunks remain and mixture looks even. Scoop batter into cupcake liners or spread into cake pan. Bake cupcakes for 20-25 minutes or cake layer for 32-38 minutes or until center springs back when lightly touched. 


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