Thursday, June 10, 2010

Moist Chocolate Cake

This is probably the best chocolate cake I have ever tasted! I love a moist chocolate cake. I believe it is the freshly brewed coffee in this recipe that keeps the cake so moist.

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for the pans
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup good cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup buttermilk, shaken
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup freshly brewed coffee
one 340g (12 oz) bag of frozen dark sweet cherries (optional)
chocolate sprinkles

chocolate frosting (I use Betty Crocker ready made rich and creamy chocolate frosting)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter two 8 X 2-inch round cake pans. Line with parchment paper, then butter and flour the pans. Thaw the bag of dark sweet cherries (optional).
Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and mix on low speed until combined. In another bowl, combine the buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry. With the mixer still on low, add the coffee and stir just to combine, scraping the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool in the pans for 30 minutes, then turn them out onto a cooling rack and cool completely.
Place one layer, flat side up, on a flat plate or cake pedestal. With a knife or offset spatula, spread the top with frosting. Add the dark sweet cherries and spread evenly on the frosting. Place the second layer on top, rounded side up, and spread the frosting evenly on the top and sides of the cake. Sprinkle chocolate sprinkles on the top of the cake.

Brew some fresh coffee and enjoy it with this delicious chocolate cake!

All images taken by me.


  1. O no !!! this is toooooooooooo good !!! yammie.....i really like choclate........and your recipes !!!

    And your blog...and you !!! i am back again !!!

    Hugsssss from me Ria......xxxxxxxx

  2. Oh my goodness, you made the most perfect pretty pictures of the divine chocolate! Pure deliciousness to me, Ingrid.
    And yes, those little monkeys are my little monkeys ^_^

    Hugs and more hugs for a sweet, lovely and happy day, my friend. xx

  3. Nice !!! with country are you visit?? the mine....nice nice !!! why 4 days??? it such a long trip from America..........hugs from me xxxxxx

  4. Thanks glad you are back! Love you too! Ixx

    Thanks Saskia...always good to hear from you!! Ixx

  5. I enjoyed my visit to your blog- this cake looks fabulous- and yes ...we sell the DVD Miss Potter!

  6. Ria, I will be visiting a friend in France as well for a week and then Holland.....can't wait! Ixx

  7. Thanks for your visit to my blog Bernideen! I loved the movie Miss Potter! Ixx

  8. Nice !! your welcome !!! hahahhahah!!! Maarssen is a nice city !!!............hugs from me......

  9. WOW! These pictures brought me right up out of my seat...YUMMY! I will have to try this one, I swear I can taste it! Thanks :D

  10. Oh my gosh! This chocolate cake looks so incredible!!! I wouldn't make the cherries optional, I bet it what makes the cake!

  11. Thanks Christine....yeah, I agree with you, it is the cherries that make the cake! Ixx

  12. I had the actual pleasure of eating it. God is good!

  13. Develishly delicious Ingrid, and it looks beautiful how does one watch your figure when this is one your plate?
    ronelle x

  14. Thanks Ronelle!.....hmmm...I guess I don't watch my I'll go to the gym and eat less of the food that I really should eat...he-he!

  15. Oh my. It's 8:40 am here, and I'm thinking chocolate cake would make a wonderful breakfast. :)

    It looks incredible - I'm grabbing a recipe card to write it down!

    I hope you have a very happy weekend!

  16. Thanks Zuzu.....I think chocolate cake for breakfast sounds great! He-he...!! I have had that for breakfast not too long ago, it was great....and sweet!

  17. Carissima Ingrid......Thank You so much for your lovely comment!!!!

    Oh yyyyes...........THIS CAKE MAKES ME RUNNING FOR THE INGREDIENTS and try it tomorrow....(today I got my Birthdaycake already....!)

    Wonderful juicy Photography....who can resist....???????

    Si, cara Ingrid, my three men are great Soccer-Fans and they will watch different Teams.....!

    Wonderful South Africa...I have been in Johannesbourg; even many times for work...but it's already twenty years ago(!!!) the last time I was there!!!!( I was very young then!) Aiiii, I feel sooo young though I
    make these "looong years counts"....!

    I wish You a wonderful happy sunday!!!!!!
    ciao ciao elvira

  18. Hi Elvira...I wrote you an email and hope you received it! Happy Birthday!! (Is it your birthday tomorrow?) Have a wonderful day! I so wish I could bake you this cake and deliver it in person with a big bunch of roses!

  19. Carissima Ingrid......
    Thank You so much; too sweet!!! Yes, my Birthday was yesterday, 12th;
    Oh, I have got quickly another occasion to try out your fabulous receipe; my two son's birthday's are coming up soon...!
    (Unfortunately I did not receive your e-mail!)

    Have a sunny and happy sunday, carissima Ingrid!

  20. Hi Elivra
    Hope you had a great birthday! (I have problems to email from the sorry that the email didn't get to you!)
    Ciao dear Elvira!

  21. Dear Ingrid,

    Your cake looks simply divine. When I scroll through all your food posts I can only have one conclusion: you must be a great cook!

    Sorry I did not reply earlier to your comment on my blog! Good to hear you are coming to Holland! You won't be dissapointed. Which towns will you visit?

    Enjoy your day!

    Lieve groet, Madelief

  22. Hi Madelief...thanks for your visit and kind words.....i love cooking! I am visiting a friend in Bussum, Groesbeek and I am flying into Amsterdam. Ixx

  23. Hi Ingrid, what a cake!!!!!!!!!!!! Very yummy!!!!

  24. wow................its really awesome............

    thanks for the receipe

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  26. Hi Ingrid I used your recipe and adapted it to my family's preferences. It turned out to be one of the best cakes I've made! Thank you!!!

  27. how would some super moist dates go in there as a filling instead of cherry



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