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Best Homemade Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Brandy Blanchard


1 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
3/8 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cups buttermilk, room temperature
3/4 cups plain hot coffee
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup dark unsweetened cocoa powder

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

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

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
1 - 2 Layer Cake
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
25 min. Cook Time
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Really Moist cake. The measurements included in this recipe are 1/2 of the original recipe which made a really large 3 layer cake.




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