Dark Chocolate Cake

Dark Chocolate Cake
Any chocolate fan will relish the deep and intense flavor of this rich and moist dark chocolate cake.
Serving Size: 10
Preparation & Cooking Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes
Butter for greasing
Flour for dusting
1¾ cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
½ cup vegetable oil
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup hot water
¾ cup dark cocoa powder
8 tablespoons butter
⅔ cup dark cocoa powder
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
⅓ cup milk
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease the baking pan with butter and dust with flour.
Sift together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, dark cocoa powder, baking powder, sugar and salt into a large bowl.
Add the buttermilk, eggs, vegetable oil and vanilla extract.
Beat the mixture on medium speed for 2 minutes.
Pour in the boiling water and stir.
Transfer the cake batter into the baking pan.
Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
Let cool for 10 minutes.
Beat the butter in a bowl until light and fluffy.
Stir in the dark cocoa powder, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and milk.
Spread the frosting on the top cake and serve.

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