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Best Ever Chocolate Cake

This is the very best chocolate cake recipe. Made with quality cocoa powder and fresh brewed coffee for boosted flavor and frosted with chocolate buttercream!

Best Ever Chocolate Cake

Alrighty. I have got some good news and I have got some bad news. Which would you like first?

How about the good? I think 2017 is my year. I have 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 am here today to ruin your New Years resolutions (if they include a diet).

Homemade Chocolate Cake Recipe

Best Ever Chocolate Cake Recipe

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.

Ingredients for the worlds best chocolate cake recipe:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Granulated sugar
  • Cocoa powder
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Oil
  • Vanilla extract
  • Coffee

What to substitute for coffee in a cake recipe:

A few of my readers have reached out inquiring what they could substitute for the coffee. I highly suggest making the recipe as-is, but if you are not thrilled about the addition of coffee to the batter you can substitute with water or milk. 

Best Ever Chocolate Cake on One Sweet Appetite

How to make moist chocolate cake with oil: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2- 9″ cake pans and set aside.
  2. Combine the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk to combine.
  3. 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.
  4. Divide your batter between your two prepared pans and bake 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

  5. Cool completely, frost, and enjoy!

  6. Like this recipe? You will love my:

    Best Ever Chocolate Cake

    Best Ever Chocolate Cake

    Yield: 1 layer cake or 24 cupcakes
    Prep Time: 20 minutes
    Cook Time: 30 minutes
    Total Time: 50 minutes

    This is the very best chocolate cake recipe. Made with quality cocoa powder and fresh brewed coffee for boosted flavor and frosted with chocolate buttercream!

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups granulated sugar
    • 1-3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 cup good quality cocoa
    • 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 1-1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 cup whole milk
    • 1/2 cup oil
    • 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
    • 1 cup fresh brewed coffee
    • your favorite chocolate frosting

    Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2- 9" cake pans and set aside.
    2. Combine the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk to combine.
    3. 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.
    4. Divide your batter between your two prepared pans and bake 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
    5. Cool completely, frost, and enjoy!

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Yvonne

Wednesday 11th of January 2017

Shut up I just watched . Because I Said So for the first time the other night (like literally last week). I liked it!

Jesseca

Wednesday 11th of January 2017

Isn't it so cute?? I love Mandy Moore and the main guy is in Suits which is another great show!

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