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The Best Chocolate Cake

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  • 2 cups sugar (400 grams)
  • 1 3/4 cups flour (all-purpose, 210 grams)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (64 grams)
  • 2 tablespoons flour (King Arthur, Black Cocoa, optional, 11 grams)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda (12 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder (4 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (6 grams)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk (240 mL)
  • 1 cup strong black coffee (I used Green Mountain Coffee’s Vermont Country Blend, 240 mL)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (120 mL)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (4 grams)
  • chocolate buttercream frosting
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    Calories480Calories from Fat150
    Total Fat17g26%
    Saturated Fat2.5g13%
    Trans Fat0g
    Calories from Fat150
    Total Carbohydrate79g26%
    Dietary Fiber4g16%
    Vitamin A2%
    Vitamin C2%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Jon Horton 4 months ago
    Delicious, great flavor, friends commented on the fact it was the best chocolate cake son said he wants it for his birthday...
    Livi 7 months ago
    Delicious! Not too sweet and chocolatey. My fam loves it!
    Luis Ortiz 7 months ago
    Great. Not dry. Fluffy. Used half sugar and still delicious. Added chocolate chips
    Barakat 8 months ago
    A great cake! The cake turned out super soft and had a great texture. Personally I think it was missing a bit of sugar. If you are planning on adding frosting, then it would be perfect!
    Olivia Jade 9 months ago
    Best homeade Cake I've made so Far and i bake A LOT. Will make again. Flavor was excellent. Totally suggest to everyone.
    Sela V 10 months ago
    Moist delicious chocolatey flavor..
    Jessica a year ago
    Definitely will make again.
    sarah d a year ago
    The buttercream frosting that is In this recipe is amazing! Thank you! And I totally forgot that clear vanilla extract exists!!!’ Thank you so much 😊
    Robin Cottonware a year ago
    The best chocolate cake ever! This is my go to recipe ALWAYS! EVERYONE LOVES IT!!!
    Ela Saint a year ago
    Just superb! Made it five days ago, and I’m about to make it again! That should say a lot about this recipe😁 Thank you!
    PK K. a year ago
    Everyone loved it. Now my go to chocolate cake recipe.
    Nina a year ago
    Fab! Made it again and will keep making it!
    absolutely the best chocolate cake! my family loved it. If you have it, use the almond extract for the frosting instead of vanilla, totally worth it and adds a nice depth to the taste. I also used a cup of coffee from the morning's brew.
    Chante Hanna a year ago
    The cake turned out great! It’s a recipe I’ll continue to use.
    Bob Healy a year ago
    Very nice. Light, moist. Required some tweaks for 5000’ but better rise than most. Decent butter cream recipe; substitute sour cream for 3 tbsp of the cow squeezings for a nice tang.
    Grace a year ago
    Loved the cake! Not too sweet it was moist and delicious.
    Brennan a year ago
    Very good cake. Made as directed, coffee too, but without the extra branded cocoa. Light and not too chocolatey. Perfect birthday cake
    Soyun Kwon 2 years ago
    delicious and moist. a great crowd pleaser!
    alg 2 years ago
    easy to make - spongy texture
    Michelle Y. 2 years ago
    turned out really good, i made the homemade frosting as well. its delicious, next time ill make my frosying a little thicker!
    Kayla H. 2 years ago
    My fav chocolate cake recipe, it’s my go to
    Jadovitz 2 years ago
    great cake / bundt and very easy to prepare. Thank you.
    Chad Owings 2 years ago
    it was great i will make this again
    aishah r.ogeer 2 years ago
    Made this for my birthday,it baked up so fast which I loved. I used brown sugar in the recipe and frosted it with a cream cheese frosting and also made a ganache for the top it was delicious the cake itself wasn't to sweet which is great.
    sienna 🌈 2 years ago
    Amazing! I made it for my birthday 🍰
    Inno S. 3 years ago
    My favorite chocolate cake recipe, full of rich chocolate flavor.
    Jacob P. 4 years ago
    cake turned out great and the taste wow!!!