Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

  • 1.75 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cups cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp instant coffee powder
  • 1 cup hot boiling water

Method –

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C
  2. Grease a cake pan and line it with parchment paper
  3. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  4. In a bowl, add sugar and the sifted flour mixture and mix well.
  5. Mix the coffee powder with the boiling water
  6. In another bowl, add the buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla extract and whisk well.
  7. Add these wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and on low speed, mix well.
  8. Add the hot coffee mixture and continue to mix on low speed till combined.
  9. Do not over mix. Scrape the bottom of the bowl and the sides of the bowl and mix well with a spatula.
  10. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 35 to 40 mts or till a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  11. Cool the cake in the pan for 30 minutes and then overturn it onto a cooling rack and cool completely.

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