This is the Best Ever Chocolate Cake. Seriously.
Alrighty. I’ve got some good news and I’ve got some bad news. Which would you like first?
How about the good? I think 2017 is my year. I’ve got a clear path on what I want to do with this little bitty blog of mine and it includes a lot of good. Like this cake. Which brings me to the bad. I’m here today to ruin your New Years resolutions (if they include a diet).
This cake is BOMB. Er, is that what the kids are saying now? No? How about delicious? A-FREAKEN-MAZING? Basically it is the best chocolate cake I have ever had. Ever. In my entire life.
Which is saying a lot since I actually don’t really care for chocolate.
This little baby came around one day when I got the baking bug after watching “Because I said so.” That movie is seriously a little hidden gem of wonderful. I’m on a huge Mandy Moore kick ever since This is Us started (uh, BEST show ever) and always seem to find myself reaching for that romantic comedy.Diane Keaton and Mandy Moore make the absolute best mother daughter duo and huge bonus? It’s got Lauren Graham!!! Please tell me there are some Gilmore Girl fans out there reading???
Any-who, they own a bakery and at some point in the movie they share a tangerine cake. Tange-freaken-rine. Can you even imagine what a slice of that would taste like? I’d assume something like citrus heaven but after a quick vote my two boys slammed the idea and opted for chocolate.
I can’t complain. I started with the basic recipe on the back of the Hershey’s can, altered it just a bit, added some amazing buttercream and the result is a rich moist cake perfect for every occasion.
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup good quality cocoa
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup fresh brewed coffee
- Your favorite chocolate frosting
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2- 9" cake pans and set aside.
- Combine the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk to combine.
- Add the eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla to a large measuring cup. Stir with a fork and mix into your dry ingredients until just combined. Fold in the coffee.
- Divide your batter between your two prepared pans and bake 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool completely, frost, and enjoy!