Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

this cake is nothing short of amazing, it is meant to be baked in three pans, baking in anything less will not produce the best results -- see my Kittencal's Chocolate Frosting/Icing

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Set oven to second-lowest rack.
  3. Grease three 9-inch round cake pans, then line the bottoms with parchment paper.
  4. In a heat proof medium mixing bowl mix together the boiling water with cocoa powder and coffee granules until completely combined; allow to cool for about 20 minutes or until room temperature.
  5. In another bowl sift the flour with baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  6. In a large bowl cream butter with both sugars and vanilla until fluffy.
  7. Add in eggs and beat for about 3-4 minutes.
  8. Add in the flour mixture alternately with the cocoa mixture until combined.
  9. Divide the mixture evenly beweeen the cake pans.
  10. Bake for about 25-35 minutes or until cakes test done.
Most Helpful

Made this for dessert with company coming and it was good. I have had others that are better (Wacky Cake). This cake came out kind of dry, which was part of the problem, because I love a nice moist cake. I may try it again sometime and see if it turns out differently the second time.

Recipe Maven April 12, 2008