Here’s a delicious award-winning chocolate cake recipe that anyone can make:
– 2 cups granulated sugar
– 1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
– 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
– 2 teaspoons baking soda
– 1 teaspoon baking powder
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 2 large eggs
– 1 cup buttermilk
– 1 cup strong brewed coffee, cooled
– 1/2 cup vegetable oil
– 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
For the frosting:
– 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
– 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
– 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
– 1/4 cup whole milk
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
3. Add the eggs, buttermilk, coffee, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
4. Pour the batter evenly into the prepared cake pans.
5. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean.
6. Remove the cakes from the oven and let them cool in the pans for 10 minutes.
7. Invert the cakes onto a wire rack and let them cool completely before frosting.
8. To make the frosting, beat the butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
9. Add the confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder, milk, and vanilla extract. Beat on low speed until the ingredients are combined, then increase the speed to high and beat until the frosting is smooth and creamy.
10. Place one cake layer on a serving plate and spread a layer of frosting over the top.
11. Place the second cake layer on top of the frosting and spread another layer of frosting over the top and sides of the cake.
12. Serve and enjoy your delicious award-winning chocolate cake!