Every once in a while, I get the craving for a rich, moist easy chocolate cake. I stopped using box mixes a couple years ago, after I learned how easy it is to make it from scratch! Once you purchase the essential ingredients (flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, etc), it is easy to whip up this recipe, time and time again. Some extra benefits: you know exactly what you’re eating (no preservatives or hidden bad stuff), and it’s cheaper to make it from scratch.
This cake is sweet, but not too sweet. It has wonderful chocolate balance, with a hint of coffee.
When greasing the pans, I recommend trying a Misto spray bottle. You add in your own olive oil, and out comes non-toxic, pure olive oil to grease your pans with. It’s a much healthier, and much safer alternative. My family has been using it for almost a year, with great results!
- 3 cups flour
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup baking cocoa
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tbsp vinegar
- 1/2 cup oil (I use coconut, but vegetable or canola would also work)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup brewed coffee
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3.5 cups confectioners sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2-4 tbsp baking cocoa
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 tbsp milk
- Preheat to 350 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- In a separate medium bowl, combine milk and vinegar and let sit for 5 minutes. Add oil (if using coconut, warm up in the microwave for 10 or so seconds to melt), vanilla, coffee and eggs and whisk together.
- Slowly pour the milk mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, into the dry mixture, beating well after each addition. Once fully incorporated and lumps are gone, pour into a greased bundt or cake pan. Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- Allow cake to cool before frosting.
- In a large bowl, place softened butter and beat with an electric beater until butter is creamed. Add remaining ingredients and continue beating until light, fluffy and fully incorporated.
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