When I found out my younger sister Bente was going to be in Dallas for her birthday, I suffered an extreme anxiety attack over what type of cake I was going to make. I seriously could not stop thinking about it, and google came up with nothing when I searched ‘Bente’s perfect party cake.’
The cake needed to be fun, unique, and extraordinary, just like her. I should add low maintenance to the list as well, but I don’t like baking low maintenance things.
I settled on a chocolate cake for obvious reasons. I did a mixed candy topping because Bente loves candy. She really prefers things like skittles and starburst, but that doesn’t really go with chocolate cake. Plus I was in charge and I don’t like skittles and starburst.
This chocolate cake recipe is superb. It has a perfect chocolate flavor, it’s deliciously moist, and can easily be eaten in one sitting.
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 3/4 cups cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup buttermilk, shaken
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee