Simple 'N' Delicious Chocolate Cake

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A very simple to make chocolate cake that I developed while trying to combine my chocolate and coffee cravings. It tastes so good no one will believe how easy it was! (It can be frosted with chocolate or coffee icing but I like it plain.)

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 8-inch pan

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1116 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup cold, strong, brewed coffee

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8-inch pan. Sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat well. Add flour mixture, alternating with coffee. Beat until just incorporated.

  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool before frosting.

Tips

To bake this recipe as cupcakes, line a 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake liners. Divide batter into pan and bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in a center cupcake comes out clean, 15 to 18 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

282 Calories
13g Fat
41g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 282
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 541mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 4g
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 127mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.