Jun 26, 2014

This cake has to be the best cake I have ever eaten in my life. I love chocolate cake but making it homemade never tastes as good as a bakery cake. This cake is certainly an exception. It’s delicious! First off the color is incredibly beautiful I love the dark cake color and I love love love the amazing frosting.

I can’t tell you enough just how wonderful this cake is. It’s moist and bouncy and simply delicious. If you want to make an impression bring this cake with you. I love that it cake easily be a sheet cake or a two tier cake. This will be my forever go-to chocolate cake!

  • 1-3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cups cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup strong black coffee, cooled
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 stick + 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons  real vanilla extract
  1. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl or stand mixer.
  2. Add eggs, coffee, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla. Beat at medium speed for two minutes. Batter will be thin.
  3. Pour batter into a greased and floured 9x13 pan or two 9 inch cake pans.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes for a 9x13, or 30-35 minutes for layer pans.
  5. Combine frosting ingredients and mix with a hand or stand mixer. Spread frosting on cooled cakes.
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