Happy Thanksgiving!! What better way to end Thanksgiving than with a Chocolate Cake. This cake is really dark, moist and has a deep chocolate taste. One of the best things about this cake is that it is almost a one-bowl cake. You can whip this up in a short amount of time. This one is for sure going on my make again list!!
Moist Chocolate Cake
- 1¾ cups all purpose flour
- 2 cups granulated white sugar
- ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1½ tsp baking soda
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup buttermilk (or substitute by putting 1 tbsp white vinegar in a cup then filling the rest up with milk; let stand 5 minutes until thickened)
- ½ cup butter, melted
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee (or 2 tsp instant coffee in 1 cup boiling water)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9-inch baking pans (or line with parchment paper circles) and set aside.
- In the large bowl of a standing mixer, stir together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Add eggs, buttermilk, melted butter and vanilla extract and beat until smooth (about 3 minutes). Remove bowl from mixer and stir in hot coffee with a rubber spatula. Batter will be very runny.
- Pour batter evenly between the two pans and bake on middle rack of oven for about 35 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean with just a few moist crumbs attached.
- Allow to cool 15 minutes in pans, then run a butter knife around the edges of each cake. Place a wire cooling rack over top of each pan. Wearing oven mitts, use both hands to hold the racks in place while flipping the cakes over onto the racks. Set the racks down and gently thump on the bottom of the pans until the cakes release. Cool completely before handling or frosting.
- *UPDATE: I have had many many commenters requesting the frosting recipe – I did not record the measurements. It was simply softened butter beaten with unsweetened cocoa powder, icing sugar, a pinch of salt, vanilla extract and a splash of cream, adjusting the ingredients until I got the right consistency and sweetness. Happy Baking!
The first step is to put your dry ingredients into a large bowl.
Stir this with a spoon until it resembles a powder consistency.
Next add your buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, and melted butter.
Beat with the mixer for about 3 minutes until smooth.
Stir in the coffee. The batter will be thin.
Pour into your cake pans and bake at 350 degrees for about 30-35 minutes.
Look how yummy these look!!! Did you notice the heart outline in the middle of the pans?
Take out of cake pans and cool on a metal rack.
Let the cake cool before you frost it. Use your favorite frosting.
I grated some chocolate for the top of my cake.
Your ready to cut and eat your cake now. I can almost taste it. I hope you will enjoy this cake as much as my family did.