Here is a tried and true cake recipe that my grandmother absolutely loved. Especially if you frosted it with some chocolate frosting. It was often what she requested for her birthday cake.
Devils Food Cake
1/2 c water3/4 c sour milk
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c baking cocoa
1 1/2 c sugar
2 1/2 c cake flour
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large mixing bowl combine water, milk, eggs, vanilla and melted butter beating until thoroughly combined. Add sugar and continue to mix. In a medium bowl sift all of the remaining dry ingredients together. Slowly add to large mixing bowl until well combined. Beat an additional two minutes and let batter rest.
In the meantime grease and flour a 13" X 9" baking pan or two 9" round cake pans. Pour batter into baking pan or divide equally into cake pans. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until done and center springs back to the touch. Remove from oven and allow to cool. If making a layer care remove from pans after ten minutes and cool on racks.
Once completely cool frost cake with your favorite frosting. Slice and enjoy.
A very simple and basic cake recipe and versatile too. Perfect for making cupcakes and I've also used my bundt pan. Cupcakes of course will bake faster and I do allow for extra baking time for a bundt cake. However you decide to go with it I do hope you will give this recipe a try. I think you will find it delicious.