Died-and-Went-to-Heaven Chocolate Cake

Serves: 12Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 1 hour 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy


Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1¼ cups plus 1 Tbsp. buttermilk, divided
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2½ tsp. vanilla extract, divided
  • 1 cup hot strong brewed coffee
  • 1½ cups confectioners’ sugar
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. buttermilk or 1% milk

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly oil a 12-cup Bundt pan.
  • In a bowl, stir together the flour, granulated sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add 1¼ cups buttermilk, brown sugar, eggs, oil, and 2 teaspoons vanilla and beat for 2 minutes until well incorporated. Stir in the hot coffee until completely incorporated. (The batter will be thin.) Pour into the prepared Bundt pan.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean. Let cool in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes, then turn out onto the rack and let cool completely.
  • In a bowl, beat together the confectioners’ sugar, remaining vanilla, and 1 tablespoon buttermilk make a thick but pourable frosting. Drizzle the frosting evenly over the top of the cake.