Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake
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Rich, sweet, dark, moist, this is the best chocolate cake I have tasted outside a restaurant and better than a lot I have tasted IN actual restaurants.
Recipe type: Dessert, Cake
Serves: 12
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 1½ cups hot brewed coffee
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch process)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1¼ teaspoons salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 1½ cups well-shaken buttermilk
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla
  1. Kick the tires and light the fires to 300 degrees.
  2. Get the chocolate and chop it up.
  3. Melt the chopped up chocolate in the hot coffee until it is completely dissolved and set aside.
  4. Whisk together your dry ingredients.
  5. Beat your eggs for 2-3 minutes, until they are thick and lemon colored. Time to add the oil, buttermilk and vanilla.
  6. Once those are in, add the coffee/chocolate mixture slowly.
  7. Then it’s time for the dry ingredients, dump them in and mix at a moderate speed until they are combined completely.
  8. Grease and parchment line your cake pan.
  9. Bake at 300 degrees until done.
Recipe by The Kitchen Magpie at http://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/old-fashioned-chocolate-cake/