This is the perfect dark chocolate cake to bake for a chocolate lover’s special day. It’s also delicious as a special holiday dessert or a sweet Valentine’s Day treat.
1/2 C butter or margarine, softened
1/2 C sugar
3/4 C unsweetened baking cocoa
2 C flour
pinch of salt
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 C milk
1 C strong coffee, cooled
1 tsp vanilla
Mixing and Baking Instructions
Sift dry ingredients together; set aside.
Cream butter and sugar until it gets fluffy.
Add sifted dry ingredients alternative with milk, beating gently until combined.
Add coffee and vanilla, stir it until well blended.
Bake in 2 greased and floured 9-inch cake pans at 350 degrees F, or awaiting cake tests done. Begin testing layers after around 20 minutes baking time.
Cool cake layers for 20 minutes or until pans are easy to handle. Remove cake layers carefully from pans. Complete cooling on cake racks.
Assemble and frost the cooled cake layers with Chocolate Icing or your favorite butter cream icing or whipped cream.
1/2 C. butter or margarine (1 stick), melted
1 box (2 C.) confectioners sugar/powdered sugar
2 tsp. unsweetened baking cocoa
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. milk
Melt butter in pan, remove from heat and stir in sugar and cocoa, then add vanilla and milk.
Stir icing until glossy and thick. Cool slightly and spread on cake with spatula.