Homemade Chocolate Cake
1½ cup all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
½ cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter on room temperature
1 cup milk
1 cup black coffee
½ cup vegetable oil
½ cup unsalted butter
2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup chocolate chips
For Chocolate Cake:
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Butter and flour 2 (8 inch) round cake pans and set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In the bowl of your mixer, beat butter and sugar, on medium speed for two minutes, until light and fluffy, add eggs one at a time, beating and scraping the sides of the bowl after each, add milk, black coffee and oil and mix until smooth.
Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients with the mixer on low
Spoon batter evenly into prepared pans and bake 10-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
In a medium bowl, combine butter powdered sugar, vanilla and beat until light and fluffy
Add heavy whipping cream and beat about 5 minutes
Add the melted chocolate chips and beat on medium speed until smooth.
Place 1 layer on your cake stand, evenly cover the top with frosting
Top with 2nd layer and top with frosting and spread the frosting around the sides evenly.
Decorate as you wish.