Archive for June 24th, 2008

Mmmmm…this cake is so good! Chocolaty and moist, Betty Crocker style!  What else could you ask for?! Oh, did I mention that it’s easy too?! 🙂

1 2/3 cup All-purpose flour  (or 2 cups cake flour)

1 1/2 cup sugar

2/3 cup cocoa

1 1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

1 1/2 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup shortening

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

 Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two round 8 or 9 1/2 inch layer pans. Beat all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, on low speed, scraping bowl constantly for 30 seconds. Beat on high speed, scraping bowl occasionally, 3 minutes. Pour into pans. Bake 30-35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Frost with Chocolate Mocha Butter Frosting.

Chocolate Mocha Butter Frosting

1/3 cup margarine or butter, softened

2 oz. melted unsweetened chocolate, cool

2 cups powdered sugar

 1 1/2 tsp. instant powdered coffee

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

About 2 TBSP milk

Mix margarine or butter and the melted chocolate. Stir in powdered sugar and coffee. Beat in vanilla and milk until frosting is of spreading consistency.

Fills and frosts two 8-or-9 inch layers or frosts a 13×9 inch cake.

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