• 2 cups white sugar 
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour 
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder 
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1 cup milk 
  • ½ cup vegetable oil 
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two eight 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. Batter will be thin. Pour evenly into the prepared pans.
  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until the cake tests done with a toothpick. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

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