Simple chocolate cake

chocolate-cake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup buttermilk (milk + ½ Tbsp white vinegar)
  • 1 cup black coffee, cooled
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 ¾ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 Degrees Celsius. Grease and line two 9 inch cake tins.
  2. Make coffee and set aside to cool. Prepare homemade buttermilk and set aside.
  3. Sift dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  4. Add eggs,  vanilla, oil, coffee and buttermilk and mix on a low speed until combined. Mix on medium speed for about 1 minute.
  5. Pour into prepare cake tins and bake for approx. 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  6. Leave to cool in tins for 5 minutes then turn out onto wire racks to cool completely before icing.