Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe: Decadence Made Simple

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You’ll need all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, sugar, eggs, butter, baking powder, baking soda, salt, vanilla extract, and buttermilk.

Ingredients

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In a large bowl, sift together 1 ¾ cups of flour, ¾ cup of cocoa powder, 1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder, 1 ½ teaspoons of baking soda, and 1 teaspoon of salt.

Preparing the Dry

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In another bowl, cream 1 cup of softened butter and 2 cups of sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in 2 large eggs, one at a time, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract.

Mixing the Wet

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Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, alternating with 1 cup of buttermilk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined to avoid overmixing.

Combining Wet and Dry

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Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans, smoothing the tops with a spatula.

Preparing the Cake Pans

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Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Bake the cakes for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Baking the Cake

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Let the cakes cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. This prevents the cakes from becoming soggy.

Cooling the Cakes

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Once completely cool, frost the cakes with your favorite chocolate frosting. For an extra touch, add a layer of raspberry jam or a sprinkle of sea salt between the layers.

Frosting the Cake

Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe: Decadence Made Simple

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Thick Brush Stroke
Multiple Blue Rings