Adapted from Off Beat and Inspired
In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large bowl and mix thoroughly with an electric hand mixer (or the stand mixer.
To the dry ingredients add the milk, oil, eggs and vanilla and mix to combine.
Add the coffee to the batter, mixing on low and scraping down the bowl with a spatula to make sure everything is fully incorporated.
Ladle the batter into your individual ramekins, muffin tins or cake pan then bake for 35-40 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
Cream the butter until fluffy and pale
Add the vanilla and cardamom and mix thoroughly
Adding 1 cup of sugar at a time and a splash of milk, beating in between until smooth.