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Coffee-Chocolate Cake

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Makes

12 servings

Say happy birthday with this dark, moist cake. The basic buttery frosting has an unmistakable homemade taste. With a few simple variations, you can come up with different colors and flavors. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Coffee-Chocolate Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup brewed coffee, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 8 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup whole milk

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, oil, milk, coffee, eggs and vanilla until well blended. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into sugar mixture until blended.
  2. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 325° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For frosting, in a large bowl, beat butter until fluffy. Beat in confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Add milk until frosting reaches desired consistency. Spread frosting between layers and over top and sides of cake.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 859 calories, 36g fat (13g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 621mg sodium, 133g carbohydrate (109g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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