My Valentine will get a big Kiss from me this year!
Decadent Chocolate Cake
1 – 1/2 Stick Unsalted Butter Room Temperature
2 Cups Sugar
3 Large Eggs
2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
2 Cups Flour
2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Cup Cocoa Powder
3/4 Cup Milk
3/4 Cup Strong Brewed Coffee – Cooled
Chocolate Kiss Candy for Decorating- if Desired
Chocolate Chips for Decorating – if Desired
Cocoa Powder -Sifted - If Desired
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.
Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, mixing thoroughly after each egg addition., then mix in vanilla.
In separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa. Mix milk and coffee together. Gradually add dry mixture then milk mixture into butter, alternating wet to dry, ending with dry ingredients, until just mixed through.
Pour batter evenly into 3- 8 1/2 inch greased and floured cake pans. Bake for 15- 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into cake pulls out clean. Do not over bake. Frost with your favorite icing, decorate as shown, if desired. Serve. Enjoy!