From The Kitchn, makes two 9" round cakes or one 9"x13" rectangular cake
2 cups sugar
1 3/3 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup water, boiling
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease and flour the cake pans.
Add the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt to the stand mixer bowl. Stir to combine. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until combined, about 2 minutes. Add in the boiling water and mix to combine.
Pour the batter in to the prepared pans. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
Cool for 10 minutes before removing the cake from the pan.
Serve warm with ice cream or cool and frost.