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Double-Layer Chocolate Cake with Coffee Buttercream - Hell Yeah It's Vegan!
It’s no secret that I love baking cookies. They’re quick to throw together, and I always store leftovers in the freezer for future snacking. But if I have plenty of time and a willing audience, you better bet I’m making a cake! There’s something about a slice of cake that just feels complete. This chocolate cake with coffee buttercream frosting is one of my favorite desserts to share with friends. I came up with this dense coffee buttercream recipe years ago, and I think it balances sweetness with richness and flavor. I’m really not a fan of super sweet frosting, and this hits the spot for me. There are a million different vegan chocolate cake recipes out there, and no doubt each of you has your go-to version. For what it’s worth, I’ve tried several different versions over the years, sometimes side-by-side for comparison, and this one, based on Joy of Cooking‘s “Dairy-Free Chocolate Cake,” has consistently turned out the best, in terms of both flavor and texture. It’s moist and chocolatey with an even crumb, and I definitely encourage you to try it out! I’ve adapted it here to create 2 9″ layers, so this is definitely a recipe …