Dark Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Dark Chocolate cake

Jennifer Trillich

By
@jtrillich75

This cake is decadent. It is sturdy enough to use for stacking. The cake is moist. I usually soak my layer with simple syrup. Sometimes I add Kahlua to simple syrup for added coffee flavor.


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Serves:

2 8" round layers

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Ingredients

1 3/4 c
all purpose flour
2 c
sugar
3/4 c
high quality extra dark cocoa
2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
salt
2 large
eggs
1 c
strong brewed coffee- black
1 c
room temperature buttermilk
1/2 c
vegetable oil
1 Tbsp
high quality pure vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees- for more even baking use convection if possible.
2
Add all wet ingredients to mixer and blend until smooth.
3
Sift dry ingredients together in separate bowl.
4
Gradually add dry ingredients to wet. Blend completely after each addition.
5
Mix for 2 minutes on medium speed with paddle attachment.
6
Pour into 2 eight inch cake pans that are prepped with pan release of greased and dusted with cocoa.
7
Place in center of oven. Bake for 20 minutes then rotate pans and continue baking for an additional 35 minutes. Check with toothpick. Allow to cool and remove from pans.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate