Dark Chocolate Cake Recipe| When it comes to chocolate cake, only dark chocolate will do. The deep rich flavor is the best. Add a layer of Dark Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting and you’ve created a chocolate lovers masterpiece! This delicious Dark Chocolate Cake Recipe is super easy to make! My kids made it for my Birthday and we all agreed it would become a tradition!
To get the most out of your chocolate, only use unsweetened Dutch cocoa or Special Dark chocolate cocoa. Regular unsweetened cocoa is more of a milk chocolate and doesn’t offer as much deep chocolate flavor. I usually use Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Cocoa. It’s a lot cheaper than the Dutch cocoa and tastes just as good.
I’m not great at two layer cakes or any multiple layer cake for that matter so….I’m totally in love with this single layer cake. This Dark Chocolate Cake is easy to make and is perfect for easy entertaining or potlucks.
For the Dark Chocolate Cake
- 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup unsweetend dark cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup light borwn sugar, packed
- 3 large eggs, room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk, room temperature
For the Dark Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
- see link below ↓↓↓
For the Dark Chocolate Cake:
Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with non stick cooking spray and set aside.
In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
In a large mixing bowl beat the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until combined and vanilla.
Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately until combined. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Spread evenly. Bake 40-43 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool cake in the pan on a cooling rack. Frost cake.
For the Dark Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting:
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