BEST Chocolate Cake ever !!

Jeane Hafley Recipe

By Jeane Hafley Meshach

Very MOIST Chocolate Cake with a delicious chocolate frosting. A BIG hit every time.

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1 3/4 c
all-purpose flour
2 c
granulated sugar
3/4 c
cocoa powder
2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
2 large
1 c
strong black coffee, cooled
1 c
1/2 c
vegetable oil or coconut oil
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 tsp
baking powder
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Directions Step-By-Step

Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl or stand mixer.
Add eggs, coffee, buttermilk, coconut oil, and vanilla.
Beat at medium speed for two minutes. Batter will be thin.
Pour batter into a greased and floured 9x13 pan,or two 9 inch cake pans.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes for a 9x13,or 30-35 minutes for layer pans.

1/2 cup of softened butter
2 ounces melted unsweetened chocolate, cooled
3 cups powdered sugar
3 Tbsp. milk
2 tsp. real vanilla extract
DIRECTIONS for Chocolate Frosting ~

COMBINE frosting ingredients and mix with a hand mixer. Spread frosting on cooled cakes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
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    tracey mcneal tracey911 - Mar 3, 2012
    we call this a black joker cake! we use butter cream icing!

    variation: swap half the butter with Peanut butter. now, you've got the best chocolate cake ever!
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    Jeane Hafley Meshach - Mar 3, 2012
    Thanks for the update. I will try that next time! So, you are putting the peanut butter in the frosting, along with the chocolate? that would be awesome. I
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    Karla Everett Karla59 - Mar 8, 2012
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    Sharon Calimano Calimano - Apr 9, 2012
    Any suggestions for a wonderful, chocolate butter-cream frosting? (This would be used for a wedding cake! The frosting has gotta knock their socks off!!!)
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    Dee Stillwell LILLYDEE - Apr 22, 2012
    I will post one as soon as I need to make a cake.. so I can get the measurments right..since I never measure.I have a chocolate version too. Here is a pic of it used on a German chocolate cake.

    Daddy's Birthday Cake - German Chocolate Cake