Chocolate Cake with Fudge Frosting

October 20th was my dear Mother-In-Laws 94th Birthday.  Mom King is an amazing, wonderful, strong woman of faith, and she is loved and adored by many.  Since she loves chocolate, I made this delicious, moist “old-fashioned” chocolate cake.  You can easily make this cake for all your special occasions too!

 
 
Sift together in mixing bowl:
1  3/4 c. AP Flour
2 cups Sugar
3/4 cups Cocoa Powder
1  1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1  1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Salt


 
 
To the dry ingredients add and beat for 2 minutes:
2 Eggs, whole
1 cup Milk
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

 


 

Stir in:
1 cup Strong Coffee (I use instant) *

* You won’t taste the coffee, but coffee actually accentuates chocolate!

This batter is thin.  Pour it into 2 9″ round cake pans that have been greased and parchment lined.  Bake in 350 degree oven for 25-35 minutes.  Cool completely and ice with fudge icing.

Fudge Icing:

In pan, bring to a boil:
1 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
1/4 cup Milk
1/4 cup Butter

Boil for 1 minute.  Remove from stove, add just a couple drops of Vanilla Extract.  Cool, allow to thicken.  Spread cooled icing between layers and around the cake.  Use the tip of the knife to make a swirl pattern on your cake.

Tip:  Always serve cake room temperature.  At room temperature, the cake and the icing will be soft.

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About bakingway

Baker/Pastry Chef for over 25 years.

Posted on October 25, 2010, in Cakes, Chocolate, Recipes and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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