A mom recipe...how can you go wrong? Note: Do NOT use a mixer, hand mix only. It will NOT turn out using a mixer. Don't ask me how I know this, just believe me!
3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
4 Tbsp cocoa
2 tsp soda
A good dash of salt
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add:
2 cups buttermilk (*See note below for all of us that don't keep buttermilk on hand)
2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup oil
Mix all ingredients together well -
Bake 350 30-35 minutes
(*Buttermilk exchange- If you don't have this on hand, pour 2 tsp of lemon juice into regular milk and let sit for 10 minutes...works just as well. Will work with rice milk, too.)
This recipe is what I used for birthday cake pictured below that I made for our Christmas party. I used this frosting recipe. All got rave reviews from the crowd eating it.