Chocolate Cake

  • Servings: 9x13 cake or two 8-inch cakes
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups/190g all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 cup/85g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups/398g granulated sugar
  • 1 cup/200g vegetable oil
  • 1 cup/8oz hot coffee
  • 1 cup/242g whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325F. in a large mixing bowl, sift together the dry ingredients.
  2. Add oil, coffee and milk; mix at medium speed for 2 minutes.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla and beat 2 more minutes. Expect the batter to be thin.
  4. Pour the batter into a greased and floured 9×13 pan or two 8-inch round pans. Bake the 9×13-inch pan for 40 minutes. If using the two 8-inch round pans, check them at 30 minutes.
  5. Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then turn it out onto a wire cooling rack.