Simple 'N' Delicious Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1.063 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cold, strong, brewed coffee
  • Directions

  • Step 1

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

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  • Step 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.

  • Step 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.

  • Editor's Note:

    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.

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