Calling all chocolate lovers!

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Calling all chocolate lovers! This chocolate cake recipe is by far the best one I’ve ever tasted. It’s perfect for birthdays, holidays or just for the love of chocolate.

Ingredients:

Chocolate Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¾ cup cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water

Chocolate Frosting

  • 1½ cups butter (3 sticks), softened
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 5 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon espresso powder

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Directions:

Chocolate Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F and prepare two 9-inch cake pans by greasing with spray or butter
  2. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and espresso powder to a large mixing bowl
  3. Add milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla to flour mixture and mix together on medium speed until well combined.
  4. Carefully add boiling water to the cake batter and beat on high speed for about 1 minute
  5. Distribute cake batter evenly between the two prepared cake pans
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean
  7. Remove cakes from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes

Chocolate Frosting

  1. Combine together butter and cocoa powder in a large bowl
  2. Add sugar and milk to cocoa mixture and continue to mix
  3. Add vanilla extract and espresso powder and combine well

TIP*** If frosting appears  too dry, add more milk until it reaches the right consistency. If it appears too wet add more confectioner’s sugar

Enjoy!

Recipe Source Add a Pinch

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