Rich & Dark Chocolate Cake


1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups granulated sugar

3/4 cup Cacao Barry Extra Brute Cocoa Powder (or similar premium brand)

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

1 cup strong black coffee

1 cup buttermilk, room temperature

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1.tablespooon pure vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare 3 x 8" cake pans with butter and flour or parchment paper. In bowl of electric mixer, sift all dry ingredients. Add all remaning ingredients to bowl with the dry ingredients and with paddle attachment on mixer, mix for 2 minutes on medium speed (you may need the plastic splashguard that comes with mixer) and pour into prepared pans. Batter will be liquidy.

Bake for 20 minutes and rotate pans in oven. Cakes are done when toothpick or skewer comes clean--approximately 35 minutes. Try not to overbake. Cool on wire racks for 20 minutes then gently invert onto racks until completely cool.