Easy Italian Chocolate Cake Recipe (Torta al cioccolato, ricetta facile)

This easy Italian chocolate cake is a recipe from my nonna Angela. She used to make this cake every Easter – so the taste of this delicious cake relaxes me … calms me and brings me good memories from my childhood. Anyway, this cake is ideal for birthdays and holidays. It is a great recipe for an easy, foolproof chocolate cake. It’s fudgy, moist and will keep well for about 4 to 5 days.

Easy Italian Chocolate Cake Recipe


  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cup boiling water



  • Preheat oven to 350°F/ 180°C/ Gas Mark 4. Grease and flour two 9-inch round pans.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla, mix for 2 minutes on medium speed of mixer.
  • Stir in the boiling water last. The batter will be thin. Pour evenly into the prepared pans.
  • Bake around 30-35 minutes in the preheated oven, until the cake tests done with a toothpick.
  • Cool in the pans for 15 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely before serving.

Buon Appetito!
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