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
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°Fahrenheit.
  • Lightly grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
  • Sift together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Chocolate Frosting:
  • 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!