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.