- 2 cups All-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking powder
- 1 3/4 cups Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 3/4 cup Cocoa powderunsweetened
- 1/2 cup Boiling water
- 3/4 cup Vegetable oil
- 3 Large eggs
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
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Preheat an oven to 175 degrees C. Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans or line them with parchment paper.
Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar, salt, cocoa powder, 3/4 cup water, and vegetable oil in a mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add the eggs, vanilla extract, and 1/2 cup water and beat for another 2 minutes.
Pour the batter into the prepared cake pans. Bake in the preheated oven until the surface of the cake springs back when lightly pressed and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.