A supremely tender, moist, and chocolatey cake layered with sweet, slightly tangy cream cheese frosting and decorated with a heavy dose of sprinkles for color and a fun crunch.
*Coffee simply helps intensify the chocolate flavors in the cake, but water can also be used as a substitute.
**To keep the bottom of your cake round or plate clean while frosting the cake: arrange four strips of parchment, each about 2” wide, in a square under the first layer of cake, with about 1” of parchment sticking out around the edges of the cake. Once you’re done frosting the cake, gently pull out the parchment.
Chocolate Cake adapted from Ina Garten via Food Network
Cream Cheese Buttercream adapted from I Heart Baking