Growing up, this was the cake my mom made every year for our birthdays (all six of us!) Even now, my brothers expect this cake when they visit my Mom during hunting season. It’s super simple to make and delicious–all you chocolate lovers will want to try this recipe!
Before you begin, this recipe calls for 1 cup of brewed coffee. Instant coffee won’t work, so either save a cup from your morning pot or get a small pot of coffee brewing!
Start by mixing all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
1 3/4 cups flour
2 cups sugar and 3/4 cups cocoa
Add 2 teaspoons of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of salt. Mix dry ingredients well.
To the dry mixture, add 2 beaten eggs.
1 cup buttermilk
Add 1/2 cup vegetable oil
Add 1 cup of brewed, cooled coffee and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
Beat all ingredients at medium speed for 2 minutes. Batter will be thin.
Pour into a greased pan (I use cooking spray). Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
After the cake cools, it can be frosted with your favorite frosting, or simply dusted with powdered sugar.