Whatever you do, try this one!
2 Cups white sugar
1 ¾ Cups all-purpose flour
¾ Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 ½ tsp baking soda
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 Cup milk
½ Cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla
1 Cup boiling water
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
Butter and flour two 9 inch cake pans.
In a medium bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
Add the milk, eggs, oil and vanilla.
Stir in the boiling water.
Pour evenly into the two prepared pans.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until the cake tests done with a toothpick.
Cool in the pans for 10 minutes.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
¾ Cup butter
1 ½ Cups unsweetened cocoa powder
5 1/3 Cups confectioners' sugar
2/3 Cup milk
Cream the butter until fluffy.
Stir in the confectioner’s sugar and the cocoa, along with the milk and vanilla.
Beat to a spreadable consistency.
After the cake has cooled, split the layers.
Cover the top of each layer with frosting.
Stack them onto a serving plate.
Frost the outside of the cake.