Reddit Chocolate Cake

There is a popular recipe floating around Reddit right now that claims to be 80 years old. The original posting gives a list of ingredients, an approximate bake time and temperature and very little else. After some research, the following recipe is desirable.

Reddit Chocolate Cake

2 cups white all-purpose flour
2 cups white granulated sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup brewed black coffee
1 cup whole milk
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a Bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray containing flour.

In a large bowl whisk together the white all-purpose flour, white granulated sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt until combined together and lump free.

In another large bowl whisk together the vegetable oil, brewed black coffee, whole milk, large eggs and pure vanilla extract.

Slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, folding to combine everything together. Using a whisk, whisk for a couple of minutes until smooth and lump free.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for 40-45 minutes.

Remove and allow to cool 10 minutes before carefully unmolding onto a plate.

Cool completely.

Serve as is or make a glaze for the top by melting together 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, 2 tablespoons butter and 1 tablespoon light corn syrup in a microwave safe bowl, on high powder for 45 seconds, stirring until smooth and glossy. Stir in 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract. Carefully pour the glaze over the top of the cake.


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