Saturday, June 26, 2010

Super Special Post Today

Today's a wonderful day in Austin, Texas. My lovely friend and former co-worker Sharon (of Sharonlovesthis blogger fame) is tying the knot with her wonderful beau, Kyle. In celebration of this momentous event - let them eat cake!

Sharon & Kyle's Chocolate Cake (formerly world's best chocolate cake)

- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups white sugar
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup strong brewed coffee
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Using a baking spray or butter/flour, grease 2 - 9 inch cake pans and line the bottom of them with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Dig out a "well" in the center of the dry mixture and add the eggs, coffee, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla extract. Mix together well. (Your batter should be soupy and thin!).

Pour the batter evenly into both pans and bake for 30-40 minutes or until you insert a toothpick in the middle of the cakes and it comes out clean. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

This is the hard part. I shamelessly admit that I use Betty Crocker Whipped Milk Chocolate Frosting for this. That's right. Not from scratch but I swear, it's DELICIOUS.

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