Monday, August 17, 2009

The darker...the better!


This cake isn't just moist - it's SUPER moist. I know there are a thousand versions of it going around, but it's on here because this has to be the most requested cake I far. Life's not over, yet!!

I love to use it for everything - it stands up to stacking and frosting, but my favorite way is as a 'shortcake' for berries. Straw, raz, black...any berry is a star with this cake! Lots of creamy, white whipped cream and I can be happy.


2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
1 1/2 cups hot coffee
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Peheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9x13 or two 8-inch rounds with vegetable cooking spray.

Combine flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cocoa in a small bowl and set aside. Combine the sugar, oil, coffee, milk, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl; beat at medium speed for about 2 minutes. Batter will be thin.

Pour into prepared pans and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean near the center.

Do not overbake by waiting until cake comes away from the sides of the pan. Cool in pan on a wire rack and when almost cool place some toothpicks randomly into the cake and cover loosely with plastic wrap or foil. This will keep it even more moist.


  1. It looks so incredible! And Ill take SUPER moist anyday!!! I love that you use coffee with chocolate too, it brings out such a wonderful side to chocolate!

  2. I couldn't agree more! The darker the better!
    This looks fantastic!

  3. oh wow...I need to make this right now...looks gorgeous and simply delicious.

  4. mm mmm.i totally agree. the darker, the better, the sexier, the more delicious :) this looks gorgeous. x

  5. will definitely be trying this, it looks fabulous. I'm off to pick my blackberries now :)

  6. i made this for my boyfriend yesterday and it was much enjoyed. so enjoyed that he ate all the strawberries and now i have a frosting-less cake to figure out what to do with!