Dark Chocolate cake

Dark Chocolate Cake Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

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.


★★★★★ 1 vote

2 8" round layers
15 Min
1 Hr


Add to Grocery List

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.

Printable Recipe Card

About Dark Chocolate cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate

Leave a Comment

17 Easy Bundt Pan Recipes

17 Easy Bundt Pan Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

From breakfast to dinner to dessert, there’s a delicious bundt pan recipe for you! We promise, there’s nothing bundt yummy recipes for you below. Great Grandma's Best Banana Bread “One...

14 Best Chocolate Cupcake Recipes

14 Best Chocolate Cupcake Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Mmm, there’s just something magical about a tasty chocolate cupcake that just makes our mouths water. We searched high and low on Pinterest for some seriously awesome chocolate cupcake recipes...

Flavorful Blueberry Recipes To Brighten Your Day

Flavorful Blueberry Recipes to Brighten Your Day

Kitchen Crew

The markets are bursting with blueberries these days! That makes me very happy because not only are they yummy, they're super healthy. Packed with antioxidants, research shows blueberries can help...