dark chocolate cake

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Jennifer Trillich
from Newton, NJ

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.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 2 8" round layers
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For dark chocolate cake

  • 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 lg
  • 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

  • 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.

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