Chocolate Cake Recipe


Servings: 14 slices Ingredients for Chocolate Cake: 3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, (natural) 2 cups granulated sugar 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 2 cups warm coffee, (not hot) 2 Tbsp white vinegar 1 Tbsp vanilla extract 2/3 cup light olive oil, not extra virgin Ingredients for Chocolate Frosting: 12 oz cream cheese, room temperature 1 cup unsalted butter , (16 Tbsp) room temperature 5 cups powdered sugar 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, (natural) 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Butter two 9" cake pans and line the bottoms with a ring of parchment paper. In a large bowl whisk together your dry ingredients: 3 cups flour, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, 2 cups sugar, 2 tsp baking soda and 1 tsp salt until there are no more cocoa lumps (a few tiny lumps are ok; it also helps to sift the cocoa before using it).

In a separate bowl, mix together your wet ingredients: 2 cups warm coffee, 2 Tbsp vinegar, 1 Tbsp vanilla extract and 2/3 cup olive oil.

Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until they come together. Your batter will still be slightly lumpy. 

Divide equally between prepared cake pans, and bake in a preheated oven at 350˚F for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. 

Let cool in the pan 15 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

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