This decadently moist chocolate cake is similar to red velvet, but skips using an entire bottle of red food dye. Crumbling the cake trimmings for garnish is an easy and elegant way to decorate. Spread the crumbs out on a baking sheet and let them dry out for a while to make them easier to apply to your frosted cake.
Active Time: 45 Mins
Total Time: 1 Hour 40 Mins
Yield: Serves 8 to 10 (serving size: 1 slice)
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup (8 oz.) unsalted butter, softened
5 large eggs
3 cups (about 12 3/4-oz.) all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. table salt
2 1/4 cups whole buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
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