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Most Requested Chocolate Cake EVER!

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Serves 10-12 | Prep Time | Cook Time


1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup regular cocoa (not dutched cocoa)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk **
1 cup strong black coffee
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

**If you do not have buttermilk, fear not! You can still make this cake if you sour milk: Use 1 tablespoon white vinegar plus milk to equal 1 cup.

Heat oven to 350°F.

Grease and flour 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

Stir together sugars, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt in large bowl.

Add eggs, buttermilk, coffee, oil and vanilla;

beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes (batter will be thin).

Pour batter evenly into prepared pans.

Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks.

Cool completely.

Frost as desired.

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This cake is the cake everyone asks for, whether it's for a birthday, an anniversary, valentines, or just a Monday! Coffee brings out the richness of the chocolate, and makes for an ultra-moist cake!

In the attached photo, we had a Wizard of Oz themed birthday for my daughter when she was 8: this is the birthday cake I made for her.

My family and friends LOVE this cake and I love making it. It's always a hit. I love that it's so moist and chocolately. Even my uncle who isn't into cake liked it. Well done!

This sounds very similar to my favorite chocolate cake, except I never used brown sugar. I am going to have to give this a try. Oh my gosh, what a great theme for the birthday party! I loved the yellow brick road on the tablecloth and of course you did an awesome job on that cake.

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