1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup hot water
1/2 cup buttermilk, room temperature
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
3 large eggs, room temperature, beaten
Fudgy Chocolate Frosting
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup light corn syrup
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, melted and cooled
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened well
1 tsp vanilla extract
Whisk cocoa into water.
Whisk in buttermilk and vanilla.
Cream butter until fluffy.
Cream in sugar and brown sugar.
Slowly beat in eggs.
Add dry ingredients alternating with buttermilk mixture.