The best chocolate cake recipes use an oil and cocoa powder that develops a chocolate flavor as the cake bakes. They also use eggs that have been kept refrigerated and allow the cocoa powder to bloom and bring out its unique chocolate flavor. Before baking, these ingredients must be at room temperature. To make this recipe moist, you should whisk the eggs until they reach a smooth consistency. Using a stand mixer will help you do this.
To make a chocolate cake, use oil instead of butter.