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    Babs Chocolate Birthday Cake With Buttercream Icing

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    1 hr 30 mins

    1 hr

    30 mins

    MommaSchafe's Note:

    This moist dark chocolate cake has been around forever. At our house the "Birthday Person" gets to request the meal and dessert of their choice. I can't begin to tell you how many times I've made this cake and each time it received rave reviews!

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    For cake

    For icing


    1. 1
      For cake: Put oven on to 350°F Grease and flour two 8-inch cake pans.
    2. 2
      In a large bowl, mix together first five (dry) ingredients. Make well in bowl for wet ingredients.
    3. 3
      In a separate medium bowl, mix together oil, milk and eggs. Pour into the well in dry ingredients.
    4. 4
      As you begin to beat the batter, add the cup of hot coffee. Beat until well mixed then for two minutes on high.
    5. 5
      Pour into prepared pans. Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick placed in center comes out dry.
    6. 6
      Cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and continue to cool on racks until completely cooled. Finish by icing with Buttercream that follows:.
    7. 7
      For Icing: Cream butter and shortening with mixer. Add vanilla extract.
    8. 8
      Gradually add confectioners' sugar while continually beating with mixer. Icing will seem dry.
    9. 9
      Add milk continually, mixing and scraping sides of bowl, until icing appears light and right consistency for icing cake.
    10. 10
      Cover until you are ready to icing. May be stored in refrigerator for 2 weeks if not used completely.
    11. 11
      Makes about 3 cups.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 18, 2011

      Great cake - didn't have coffee though. Icing terrific too! Thanks for posting almost exactly 5 years to the day!

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    • on March 13, 2007


      I made this cake for my sons first birthday and it was awesome!!!! I had that many comments on how moist and delicious it was. It stayed moist for days as I had made one huge spaceship!

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    • on February 08, 2007


      2nd try, my family loved it! I personally thought it was a tad on the bitter side, but the icing did help to balance that out (very sweet). Decent recipe and fun to make!

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    Nutritional Facts for Babs Chocolate Birthday Cake With Buttercream Icing

    Serving Size: 1 (177 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 620.5
    Calories from Fat 248
    Total Fat 27.6 g
    Saturated Fat 9.0 g
    Cholesterol 54.5 mg
    Sodium 363.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 92.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
    Sugars 72.5 g
    Protein 4.7 g

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