If you are a chocolate lover (or love to bake for someone that is!) I have the perfect recipe for you! This is, in my opinion, The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe EVER and I feel pretty confident in saying that since that is exactly what my hubby calls it! It has a very dark and rich color to it, and it is perfectly moist and delicious! This recipe works wonderful for cupcakes, bundt cakes and sheet cakes — so it is a great recipe that offers many uses. Most of all, it’s fairly quick and easy to prepare and always appreciated!
1 cup brewed coffee
1 cup heavy whipping cream
½ cup butter, melted
1 tablespoon coconut oil + extra for preparing the pan
2 cups sugar
2 cups cake flour
1 cup cocoa powder
1-½ teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease pan with coconut oil.
In small saucepan, heat coffee, cream, butter, and coconut oil over low heat. Stir often until butter and coconut oil are melted. Remove from heat.
In large bowl, mix sugar, cake flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Add eggs, vanilla, and heated mixture. Mix on low until integrated. Scrape the sides.
Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
Pour batter into prepared pans and bake according to this schedule:
- Cupcakes bake for 20 minutes.
- Mini bundt cakes bake for 26 minutes.
- 9 inch round pans bake for 23 – 26 minutes.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 – 26 minutes