I have come across my favorite cake! Or at least it is for now. It is a rich moist deep chocolate cake. It has really flavor and is just delicious! I have played around several times this summer to find the best recipe! Well I think I have done it! When my sister ate this she paid me a very high compliment saying “this taste just like mom’s cake!” I am excited to make it again.
So to make my favorite cupcake, you need an awesome frosting. I top this delicious cake with a cream cheese salted caramel frosting and then drizzle salted caramel on top of that. Let me tell you, IT IS AWESOME!!! If you like sweet, salty, chocolate, and sugar then you must try it!!! With all the components it can be a challenging recipe, but it is worth it!
I really think this cake recipe would be good plain though. It is delicious and will pair well with any thing you want to top it with. I may just sprinkle powder sugar on top like my mom use to. So try it because I know you are always looking for an awesome cake recipe!!!!
Almost Like Mom’s Chocolate Cake
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup cocoa
- 2 tsps baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup low-fat buttermilk (what an oxymoron)
- 1 cup coffee
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 oz of bittersweet chocolate (melt in coffee)
Preheat oven to 350?F.
Grease and flour one 13 x 9-inch baking pan. If you want a layer cake, use two 9-inch pans or one can line a cupcake pan.
In the cup of hot coffee melt the chocolate and set aside to cool a bit. In large bowl, stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add eggs, buttermilk, coffee mixture, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of electric mixer 2 minutes. Batter will be thin.
Pour into prepared pan. Bake until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean (30-35 minutes for round pans, 35-40 minutes for rectangular pans).
Cool 10 minutes; (if using 9-inch round cake pans, remove from pan) and cool on wire racks.