Dark Chocolate cake

Dark Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Jennifer Trillich


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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2 8" round layers
15 Min
1 Hr


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

How to Make Dark Chocolate cake


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

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About Dark Chocolate cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate