Most Requested Chocolate Cake EVER!
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
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.
Frost as desired.
Pairs Well With
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.