Deep Dark Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3⁄4 cup cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup black coffee
  • 1⁄2 cup canola oil (or any vegetable oil)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

1 _ Preheat oven to 350°F.

2 _ Grease and flour one 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

3 _ If you want a layer cake, use two 9-inch pans.

4 _ In large bowl, stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

5 _ Add eggs, buttermilk, coffee (if making with instant, use 2 tsp to make 1 cup), oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of electric mixer 2 minutes. Batter will be thin.

6 _ Pour into prepared pan.

7 _ Bake until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean (30-35 minutes for round pans, 35-40 minutes for rectangular pans).

8 _ Cool 10 minutes; (if using 9-inch round cake pans, remove from pan) and cool on wire racks.

9 _ Cool completely, then frost with your favourite vanilla icing.

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