Hi! I recently found out that my mom has been hiding this cake recipe from us! She had completely forgotten about it until she came across it one day and decided to make it to bring over to their neighbors house. She couldn’t stop talking about how much they all loved it. When I went home last week she still couldn’t talk about it and eventually she decided to make it (for her own birthday I’ll add) so that we could see what the fuss was all about. She wasn’t kidding… It really is the best.
If you are a chocolate lover too, you’re going to love this. Even if you don’t like coffee it’s delicious – the coffee just enhances the chocolate flavor (a common trick used in the baking industry, by the way!). Add some vanilla ice cream do your decadent slice and boy oh boy you have yourself an award-winning dessert. I’m not kidding! Apparently this recipe has won awards (something my mom mentioned many times to us too, ha)!
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Grease and flour a 13"x9" cake pan or two 9" round pans.
Combine all of the dry ingredients in large mixer bowl.
Add the rest of the ingredients and beat at medium speed for 2 minutes.
Pour the batter (it will be thin) into prepared pans and bake for 35-40 minutes for the large pan or 30-35 minutes for the round pans.
Cool on a rack before frosting.
Add the vanilla to the melted butter.
Sift together the sugar, cocoa, and salt.
Alternate adding the dry ingredients to the butter mixture with the coffee. Beat the mixture until it's a spreading consistency – You may want to use less coffee or more cocoa depending on your flavor preferences!
Spread the frosting onto the cake and enjoy! It's even better served with vanilla ice cream!
I hope you love this recipe as much as we do and that it brings you some joy during this time of uncertainty. If you want another great cake recipe, you can find our favorite almond cake with chocolate buttercream recipe HERE. Thank you so much for stopping by! Your support is so appreciated.
This was the BEST recipe! So delicious. What temperature and cook time would I do if I wanted to cook cupcakes instead?
I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I would keep it the same temp but bake them for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean!
There’s no cocoa listed in the frosting.. omission?
Shoot! Thank you for catching that! I wrote baking soda instead of baking cocoa. I updated the recipe to reflect the change!
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