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The Perfect Chocolate Cake Recipe

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1 cup flour
2 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs, room temperature
cup vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups sugar
1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee

1. Heat oven to 350.
2. Sift together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
3. In another bowl combine the buttermilk, oil, eggs and vanilla. ***You can make your own buttermilk
by putting 1 tbsp vinegar in a measuring cup then adding milk to equal 1 cup. Let sit 5 minutes.
4. Using an electric mixer on low speed, slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
5. Then add the coffee and stir just until combined. Pour batter into 2 greased and floured round
8 inch pans.
6. Bake for 30-40 minutes until a cake tester comes out mostly clean (not wet).
7. Cool in pans for 30 minutes the turn out onto a cooling rack. Cool completely before frosting.




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