Author: Divas Can Cook – Monique Serves: 12 Ingredients 2 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon of baking soda 1 teaspoon of baking powder 1 teaspoon of salt 2 Tablespoons unsweetened, cocoa powder
2 cups sugar 1 cup veg oil 2 eggs 1 cup buttermilk 2 teaspn of vanilla extract 1-2 oz red food coloring 1 teaspn of white distilled vinegar ½ cup prepared plain hot coffee (don't skip this ingredient)
Instructions Preheat oven to 325. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine the sugar and vegetable oil.
Mix in the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and red food coloring until combined.
Stir in the coffee and white vinegar. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients a little at time, mixing after each addition, just until combined.
Generously grease and flour two round, 9 inch cake pans with shortening and flour.
Pour the batter evenly into each pan. Bake in the middle rack for 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Do not over bake as cake will continue to cook as it cools.
Let cool on a cooling rack until the pans are warm to the touch. Slide a knife or offset spatula around inside of the pans to loosen cake from the pan. Remove the cakes from the pan and let them cool.
Frost the cake with cream cheese frosting when the cakes have cooled completely. Notes
~TIPS~ Be sure to not overbake! Check the cake at 30 minutes as some ovens run really hot. To bake cupcakes, bake for 18-20 minutes, checking at the 18 minute.
125g Unsalted Butter at room temp for icing 250g Philadelphia Cream Cheese Block at room temp for icing 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract for icing 3 Cups Icing Sugar sifted for icing