BEST HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE CAKE

BEST HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE CAKE

MOIST AND FLUFFY CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING!

Ingredients

CHOCOLATE CAKE

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs room temperature
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups plain hot coffee
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup dark unsweetened cocoa powder

BEST CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

  • 6 cup confectioners sugar sifted
  • 16 tablespoons butter 2 sticks
  • 1 1/3 cup dark unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream may need more or less
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Salt generous pinch

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325. F.
  • Grease and flour 3 (9-inch cake pans), set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vegetable oil.
  • Mix in eggs one at a time.
  • Mix in vanilla extract, buttermilk, and hot coffee until combined. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder.
  • Gradually mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients.
  • Pour batter evenly into prepared pans (I did about 2 cups per pan)
  • Bake on middle rack for about 25 minutes. (Do not overbake. Cakes should look moist on the tops)
  • Remove from oven and let the cakes sit in hot pans until warm to the touch.
  • Carefully, remove from pans and place on a cooling rack to finish cooling.
  • Meanwhile make the frosting by combining powder sugar, butter and cocoa powder in a large bowl until crumbly.
  • Gradually add in enough heavy whipping cream to achieve your desired texture.
  • Mix in vanilla extract and a pinch of salt.
  • When cakes have cooled frost and enjoy. (Cake gets even better the next day!)

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