Espresso Chocolate Cake, Best Chocolate Cake Ever

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Craving chocolate? Craving coffee? Or even possibly chocolate cake? Of course, aren’t we all! Well you can have them both in one delicious recipe, Espresso Chocolate Cake.

Try this heavenly, unique chocolate cake with homemade chocolate buttercream frosting that will make your mouth water. This unique recipe adds the flavors of chocolate and espresso, for that deep rich coffee flavor you just cannot resist! Impress your family and friends with this great recipe, and they will keep coming back for more.

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Best Chocolate Cake Ever: Espresso Chocolate Cake

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For cake:

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups sugar

¾ cups unsweetened cocoa powder

2  teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon espresso powder

1 cup milk

½ cup vegetable oil

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup boiling water


Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

1 ½ cup butter (3 sticks) softened

1 cup unsweetened cocoa

5 cups confectioner’s sugar

½ cup milk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

½ teaspoon espresso powder


Instructions for Cake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare two 9- inch cake pans with baking spray or butter and coat with light coating of flour.  In large bowl add flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and espresso powder.  Strand  through mixture until well combined.  Add milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract to flour mixture and mix on medium speed until well mixed.  Reduce speed of mixer and carefully add boiling water to cake batter.  Beat on high sped for about one minute.  Spread batter equally into two cake pans.  Bake 30-35 minutes.  Use a toothpick to test the cake to see if it is done.  When cake is done, let cool.  After cake is cooled, frost with delicious, homemade Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting.

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