sunday sweet stuff: chocolate cake!

Getting back into the swing of the regular segments by being a little late on these weekend posts - ha! After devouring some cake, I found it hard to even pick up my laptop, so instead I just "let the cake settle" while cuddling the newest official member of our family. This cake is pretty dang easy, and SO delicious. It is a perfect way to forget all about the "scary Sundays" - if you haven't heard that this is indeed a real thing, then google it! 

What you will need for your cake.....

2 C flour
2 C sugar
3/4 C cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 C sour cream
1/2 C milk
1/2 C vegetable oil (all we had was corn oil and it worked jussssst fine)
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 C very strong super hot, just brewed, coffee

Preheat oven to 340 degrees. and put about 2 tablespoons of butter in 2 round cake pans (9'), and let the butter melt - this is how I grease my pans, always. 

Dump all of your dry ingredients into a stand mixing bowl, and blend. Now add the sour cream, milk, oil, eggs, & vanilla and mix until all blended, and while still mixing, add the coffee and mix on low for about 40 seconds. 

Evenly distribute between the two cake pans, and pop in the oven for 45 min. 

For the frosting, I didn't really think it through, but had enough confectioners sugar, butter, and cream cheese for a nice firm frosting. This cake would be good with a chocolate buttercream, chocolate ganache, buttercream, or even a peanut butter frosting - YUMMM (I didn't think of this option until way later. 

Our cake was topped with a cream cheese/ buttercream and was delish. 

Enjoy, and HAPPY MONDAY! 



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