Homemade Chocolate Cake

Here’s how to make a chocolate cake from scratch. Tastes better than any box mix.

  • Author: Erin Huffstetler,
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1 13x9 cake or 2 8x8 or 9x9 cakes 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 My Frugal Home chocolate cake mix (see website for recipe)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 11/4 cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract


Bring eggs, butter and milk to room temperature.

Pour cake mix into mixing bowl.

Cut up butter, and mix into cake mix.

Beat eggs in small bowl. Add vanilla.

Mix egg mixture into cake batter.

Add milk, and mix just long enough to bring everything together.

Butter and flour cake pan(s).

Then, pour batter into pans, and bake at 350; approximately 28 minutes for 8×8 or 9×9 cakes; 30 minutes for 13×9 cake. You cake is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Allow cake(s) to cool 10 minutes. Then, remove from pan.

Allow cake(s) to cool completely before frosting.


  • This recipe will make (1) 13×9″ cake or (2) 8×8″ or 9×9″ cakes.