Heat oven to 350ºF and prepare two 8” cake pans with cake goop or another preferred pan release
Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in the bowl of your stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Mix on low 5 seconds just until combined.
Add in the eggs, buttermilk, oil and vanilla and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Scrape the bowl.
Turn the mixer down to low and add in the hot coffee and mix until just its just combined.
Pour the batter into your prepared cake pans.
Bake the cakes for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Cool the cakes in the pan for about 15 minutes (or until the pan is barely warm to the touch) then invert onto wire racks to cool completely before frosting.