One Bowl Chocolate Cake w/Chocolate Buttercream
9 x 13 pan
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup baking cocoa (or cacao)
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 large eggs
1 cup canola oil
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup hot coffee (or boiling water)
2 tsp. vanilla
Frosting: 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
3-4 Tbsp. milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir in the eggs, oil and buttermilk. Add the hot coffee (or water) and the vanilla. Stir until combined, using a spatula to make sure there is nothing on the bottom of the bowl.
Pour into greased cake pan. Bake 35-40 minutes, until the cake tests done with a toothpick. Cool completely before frosting.
Frosting: In a medium bowl, beat the butter, sugar, cocoa and vanilla until smooth. Add the milk 1 Tbsp. at a time until frosting is at the right consistency. Spread on cooled cake.