It�s true� This is one of the best chocolate cakes we have ever made! Simple and straightforward, this is one of those recipes that everyone will love. (Be sure to have plenty o� milk on hand� yum!)
When my mother passed away, a close family friend made us two wonderful cakes. One was the Kentucky Apple cake, which was a hit with the big guys, and the other was this moist, dense chocolate cake, which was a hit with my three sons and their friends. My twin boys requested this for their birthday with one stipulation � they each wanted their own cake, just for them! Oh, and don�t be thrown off by the inclusion of coffee in the recipe. You would never know it�s there. Matter of fact, if my boys knew it was in there, they would freak out since they hate coffee!
Cook time:�40 Min �Prep time: 15 Min
To Make this amazing �Chocolate Cake� You�Il need the following Ingredients:
1 3/4 c all purpose flour
2 c sugar
3/4 c cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powde
1 tsp salt
1 c strong black coffee, cooled
1 c buttermilk
1/2 c vegetable oil
1 tsp real vanilla extract
1/2 c margarine, softened
2 oz melted unsweetened chocolate, cooled
3 c powdered sugar
3 Tbsp milk
2 tsp real vanilla extract
1. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl or stand mixer.
2. Add eggs, coffee, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla. Beat at medium speed for two minutes. Batter will be thin.
3. Pour batter into a greased and floured 9�13 pan or two 9 inch cake pans.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes for a 9�13, or 30-35 minutes for layer pans.
5.�Combine frosting ingredients and mix with a hand or stand mixer. Spread frosting on cooled cakes.