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Easy Dark Chocolate Cake

  • Author: The Teatime Baker
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 16-24 servings 1x
  • Category: Cake

Description

Easy Dark Chocolate Cake is simple and delicious. Topped with a generous helping of whipped cream and sprinkled with cinnamon it’s sure to be a favorite!


Scale

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 2 cups (260g) flour
  • 2 cups (345g) sugar
  • 3/4 cup (75g) cocoa powder (dark chocolate)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp espresso powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup (250ml) buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup (250ml) boiling water

Vanilla Whipped Cream:

  • 2 cups (475 ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 4 tsp vanilla
  • 5 Tbsp powdered sugar

Instructions

Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C) and line two 9″ round cake pans with parchment paper.
  2. Put all the dry ingredients into the bowl of a mixer and combine.
  3. Add everything else except the boiling water and beat on medium for about a minute.
  4. With the mixer on low slowly add the boiling water and combine. The batter will be very thin!
  5. Divide the batter between the two pans and bake for 25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Vanilla Whipped Cream:

  1. Whip the heavy cream, vanilla and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form.
  2. Spread half of the cream on each cake and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  3. Serve immediately.

Notes

Since this cake is very light you can serve bigger pieces. Cut each cake into 8 pieces or 12 if you prefer smaller servings. Serves 16-24.

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