Super Decadent Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

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Super Decadent Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Ingredients
For the Chocolate Cake:
  1. 1 cup granulated sugar
  2. 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  3. 1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  4. 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  5. 2 teaspoons baking soda
  6. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  7. 3/4 teaspoon salt
  8. 2 large eggs + 1 large egg yolk, at room temperature
  9. 1 cup sour cream
  10. 1/4 cup whole milk
  11. 1/2 cup melted coconut oil, canola oil, or vegetable oil
  12. 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  13. 1 cup freshly brewed coffee or freshly boiled water

For the Chocolate Fudge Frosting:
  1. 8 ounces semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  2. 20 Tablespoons (12 ounces) unsalted butter, softened
  3. 3 and 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
  4. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  5. 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions
For the Chocolate Cake:
  • Preheat oven to 350°(F). Generously spray two 9-inch round baking pans with non-stick baking spray and set them aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large bowl using an electric mixer, combine both sugars, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt on low until ingredients are thoroughly combined. Set aside.
  • In a separate large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, yolk, sour cream, milk, oil and vanilla, beating until well combined. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and beat on low speed until just incorporated. Carefully add in hot coffee (or water) and continue beating until completely combined; about 1 minute. The batter will quite thin.
  • Divide batter evenly into prepared pans.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until wooden toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center of a cake comes out clean or with just a few moist crumbs attached.
  • Cool cakes for 10 minutes in the pan (placed on top of a cooling rack) before removing from pans and transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.