If you are a fan of dark chocolate, you’ll love this dark chocolate cake recipe. The ultimate moist chocolate cake with a dark chocolate infused buttercream frosting.
This cake you guys, is unbelievable. My all-time favorite homemade cake to bake.
So I know some of you think that homemade chocolate cakes can be dry, but I have found a trick to make your chocolate cake soft and spongy! This special ingredient is called “Buttermilk.” The acid in buttermilk breaks down the long strands of gluten, making the cake so airy and delicious!
Another secret ingredient in this dark chocolate cake recipe is coffee. This might sound weird, but it won’t change the flavor of your cake at all. Instead, the coffee intensifies the chocolaty flavor! If you are 100% against adding coffee to cake, water will work too, but I highly recommend coffee.
The presentation of this cake might look difficult, but the dark chocolate infused buttercream icing spreads super easy. Yes, I said chocolate infused buttercream icing. You have to use some high quality dark chocolate (60% cacao) if you want it to taste extra-chocolaty. Also, you don’t have to worry about getting the edges perfectly straight when decorating this cake. because we have this handy-dandy edge designer that gives us a great edge.
I hope you enjoy our classic, from-scratch chocolate cake recipe!
Tools to Make This Cake