💞 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
💞 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
💞 2 teaspoons baking soda
💞 1 teaspoon kosher salt
💞 ½ teaspoon ground cloves
💞 2 cups granulated sugar
💞 4 teaspoons instant espresso powder
💞 4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
💞 1/4 cup Urban Pharm Pear, Clove, Clove and Turmeric shrub
-Preheat the oven to 375. Brush, or use a paper towel to spread the oil around two 8-inch round cake pans.
-Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt, ground cloves, and granulated sugar into a large bowl.
-In a small bowl, dissolve espresso powder in 2 cups warm water; whisk in oil and vanilla.
-Whisk wet ingredients into dry mixture until well incorporated.
-Quickly whisk in vinegar.
-Divide batter between prepared pans.
-Bake until a tester inserted into centers comes out clean, about 35 minutes.
-Let cool for 10 minutes, then invert cakes onto a wire rack and let cool completely.
Serve naked, sprinkled with confectioners’ sugar, alongside dollops of whipped cream and/or our Apple-Pear Compote.