The Best Chocolate Cake

This really IS the best chocolate cake ever! Baked this for my fathers birthday, but as cupcakes, and wow I had to really exhibit some self control or else I could have eaten them all!!
Ingredients
The Best Chocolate Cake
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1 cup light brown sugar 
  • 1 cup granulated sugar 
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 cup milk 
  • ½ cup canola oill 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 cup strong hot coffee 
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 
  • 3 ½ - 4 cups confectioners sugar 
  • 2-4 tablespoons milk, as needed 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
Instructions
The Best Chocolate Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Butter & flour two 9 inch round cake pans. 
  3. In a large bowl combine flour, both sugars, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside. 
  4. With a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, add in milk, oil, eggs and vanilla until combined. 
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients with the mixer on low. 
  6. Pour in the hot coffee (Batter will be thin) 
  7. Divide between the prepared pans and bake for 23-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 
  8. Cool the cake completely before frosting. 
  9. Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days! 
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
  1. Add butter to a stand mixer with the whisk attachment. Beat until fluffy. 
  2. Add in cocoa powder, confectioners sugar, milk and vanilla extract. Beat until thick and creamy. If frosting is too thick add more milk. If it is too runny add more powdered sugar. 
  3. Set aside until you are ready to frost the cake. 
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