The BEST Chocolate Cake!

chcolate layer cake
Moist chocolaty goodness is hard to beat. Chocolate cake is my husbands favorite so I’ll be baking this up for Father’s Day. I’ve tried just about every from scratch chocolate cake recipe that has ever been dreamed up but this one is by far the best and it is easy too boot! Join me in baking up a sweet surprise for the wonderful men in your life!

The BEST Chocolate Cake

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/3 cup extra dark coco
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
1 cup water
2 eggs
½ cup buttermilk
1 ½ teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In bowl mix together flour, sugar, baking soda and salt and set aside. In a small sauce pan over medium heat bring water coco and butter to a boil. Add liquid to flour mixture. Add eggs and buttermilk and stir well. Pour batter into a 9 x 13 glass baking dish and cook for 35 minutes. Add frosting as soon as cake comes out of the oven.

1 stick butter softened
½ cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
4 cups powdered sugar

Combine butter, vanilla, cocoa and about half of the cream into a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until it is smooth, begin to add sugar slowly, add more cream as needed to achieve desired consistency. For extra creamy frosting beat on high speed for 4-6 minutes.
TIP~ The above frosting recipe will be perfect for frosting the top of a sheet cake. If you are going to bake a layered cake, make the frosting 1 1/2 times. Enjoy!

About Lorie Fangio

I am a lifestyle advisor with a passion for connecting families Around the Table for mealtime. We are becoming a society that doesn’t even speak to each other, texting and internet relationships are the norm and it is impacting our culture. I believe the human connection as we know it, is in danger. Finding time to spend together as a family unit can be difficult especially with dual family careers and children that are often hyper scheduled. My mission is to inspire families, with a no nonsense approach to real food. Gathering Around the Table is key to the foundation of familial relationships. Sitting down to a meal is much more than breaking bread, it is a bonding ritual for families that actually protects our kids from all the dangerous stuff in the world. With tips and techniques we can all get our families Around the Table!
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