Chocolate cake is one of those things that are a hit or miss. I remember, I was not really a fan of chocolate cake growing up and even in recent years I was never really impressed. That is until one day I had a slice of chocolate cake my coworker brought from a bakery near her house and guys it was everything! I was determined to make a similar one myself. Because everyone loves chocolate, it is usually a crowd pleaser. The cake is the perfect chocolate cake because it is moist, flavorful and the buttercream icing is the cherry on top. The first cake I made was just dry and no one likes a dry cake. I did some research, I had used sour-cream in a cake before and thought maybe adding a little sour-cream would do the trick, but finally I decided to try oil and it did just the trick. When I tell you this cake is so moist and has good crumble it is really unbelievable.
One thing I learned while testing out recipes was that coffee is really essential. Now it isn’t a must, but it definitely enhances the flavor of the chocolate. Also if you are worried that the cake will taste like coffee, I promise you that it definitely will not. if you do not use coffee you can use hot water instead and don’t worry the cake still tastes absolutely delicious. I also used dark cocoa powder, I found that the dark chocolate gives it a richer and more intense flavor.
For the buttercream I used regular cocoa powder and for the melted chocolate I used Baker’s semisweet baking chocolate, you can use dark chocolate if you’d like a richer chocolate taste. It is totally up to you which you prefer. You will never have a better tasting chocolate cake. I’m not just saying that because it is my recipe but in all honesty this cake is amazing and its so moist and delectable. I have already made this cake 3 times in the last week. I hope you guys enjoy making this! Please comment below and share with your friends. Tag #sweetemms so I can see your creations and as always, bon appétit mes amies!