For the chocolate cake: ¾ cup plus 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour 6 tbsp. dark cocoa powder 1 tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. salt 1 cup sugar ¼ cup vegetable or canola oil 1 large egg ½ cup black coffee ½ cup buttermilk 1½ tsp. vanilla extract
Made this for New Year's Eve. Although it was delicious and not overly sweet, your cake will not be that pink unless you use food dye. I used 1/2 a cup of cranberry puree and it still turned white. Frosting is to die for.