9 servings

Granulated sugar allows the pure chocolate flavor to shine through in this easy-to-make cake. Buttermilk gives it a moist texture, while Dutch process cocoa imbues the cake with a deep chocolate taste.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Coat an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray; dust with 2 teaspoons flour. Lightly spoon 1 cup flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk.

Step 3

Place butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add vanilla; beat well. Add granulated sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat at medium-high speed 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Step 4

Beating at low speed, add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture; beat just until smooth.

Step 5

Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 32 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Sift powdered sugar over top of cake, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

daneanp's Review

March 09, 2015
So I actually ran out of all purpose flour (who does that?) and had to use some whole wheat pastry flour I had on hand. The texture was obviously affected by this and the cake was very crumbly. That said, the flavor was excellent and I will look forward to making this again with APF next time. Want to dress this up for company? Try some fresh strawberries and fresh whipped cream on top. YUM.

goldthreads's Review

March 28, 2012