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Double Chocolate Cake

  • Author: Katie
  • Total Time: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Yield: 10 Slices


This rich and fudgy double chocolate cake recipe is a winner. Decorated with creamy chocolate buttercream frosting – this recipe does not disappoint. Perfect for birthday parties or just because, do really need a reason for chocolate cake?



  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups sugar

  • ⅔ cup cocoa powder

  • 1 tsp fine sea salt

  • 2 tsp baking soda

  • 2 cups coffee, hot

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

  • 3 tbsp white vinegar


  • 1 cup dairy-free salted butter, room temperature

  • 1 cup vegetable shortening

  • 8 cups icing sugar

  • ¼ cup cocoa powder

  • 2 tsp fine sea salt

  • ¼ cup dairy-free milk, room temperature

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • optional: sprinkles for decor




  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare three 6-inch round cake pans.

  2. Add all dry ingredients to the stand mixer and give a quick whisk.

  3. Add all wet ingredients except the vinegar and whisk until fully incorporated.

  4. Add the vinegar and whisk until fully incorporated.

  5. Divide the batter between the prepared cake pans and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with a few crumbs.

  6. Cool in pans for 10 minutes and then invert on a cooling rack to fully cool.


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer with paddle attachment cream the butter and shortening on high until light and fluffy. This should take approximately 5-10 minutes.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix on low until incorporated.

  3. Turn the mixer up to high and beat for 5 minutes.


  1. Place one leveled layer of chocolate cake on a plate. Top with approximately 1 cup of buttercream.

  2. Repeat with the remaining layers and apply a thin coat of buttercream all over the cake. Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes.

  3. Cover the cake with a final layer of buttercream and decorate as you please. I used a bright blend of jimmie-only sprinkles. Enjoy!

  • Prep Time: 2 Hrs
  • Cook Time: 30 Mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

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