Kittencal's Best Deep Dark Chocolate Layer Cake

READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Set oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line bottoms of two buttered 9-inch round cake pans with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar, until light and fluffy (about 5 minutes).
  • Add in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Beat in vanilla and coffee granules.
  • Sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a bowl.
  • Add the flour mixture into the creamed mixture, alternating with the buttermilk, in three additions, scraping down the sides of bowl each time.
  • Divide batter between prepared pans.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until cake tests done.
  • Turn onto a rack and remove paper.
  • Cool and frost.
  • FOR FROSTING: Beat butter until creamy.
  • Blend in cream and vanilla; beat until very smooth.
  • Add the cocoa and icing sugar.
  • Beat on high for 45 seconds.
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