Chocolate Cake

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Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

  • Chocolate Cake:
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup strong black coffee
  • Chocolate Frosting:
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream or milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°Fahrenheit.
  2. Lightly grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
  3. Sift together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
  4. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer, set to medium speed, for 2 minutes. Stir in coffee (batter will be thin). Divide batter evenly between prepared pans.
  5. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove cakes from pans to a rack; cool completely.
  6. Chocolate Frosting:
  7. Stir cocoa powder with butter until well combined. Alternately add sugar and milk, beat to a spreadable consistency. If necessary, add a bit of milk to reach desired consistency; stir in vanilla. Frost between the cake layers, top and sides. Makes 10 to 12 servings. Enjoy!