Beatty's Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Frosting

Recipe by Manami
READY IN: 1hr 5mins




  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Grease with butter or margarine, two 8" round cake pans. Line with parchment paper, then grease with butter or margarine the parchment paper and flour the pans.
  • Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and mix on low speed until combined.
  • In another bowl, combine the buttermilk, oil, eggs and vanilla.
  • With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry.
  • With the mixer still on low, add the coffee and stir just to combine, scraping the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 35-40 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean.
  • Cool in pans for 30 minutes, then turn them out onto a cooling rack and cool completely.
  • Place one layer, flat side up, on a flat plate or cake pedestal.
  • With a knife or offset spatula, spread the top with frosting. Place the second layer on top, rounded side up, and spread the frosting evenly on the top and sides of the cake.
  • Chop the chocolate and place in a heat-proof bowl set over a pan of simmering water.
  • Stir until just melted and set aside until cooled at room temperature.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter or margarine on medium-high speed until light yellow and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the egg yolk and vanilla and continue beating for 3 minutes.
  • Turn the mixer to low, gradually add the confectioners" sugar, then beat at medium speed, scraping down the bowl as necessary, until smooth and creamy.
  • Dissolve the coffee powder in 2 teaspoons of the hottest tap water.
  • On low speed, add the chocolate and coffee to the butter mixture and mix until blended.
  • Spread immediately on the cooled cake.
  • E N J O Y !