Black Chocolate Cake

Total Time
15 mins
30 mins
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  1. Set oven to 350 degrees (oven rack to second-lowest position).
  2. Generoulsy grease and flour a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  3. In a bowl mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and salt; set aside.
  4. Place the hot boiled water into a heat-proof mixing bowl along with the hot brewed coffee; add in the shortening and mix until melted.
  5. Mix in vanilla.
  6. Stir un the flour mixture until blended, then beat in eggs (batter will be thin).
  7. Pour the batter into prepared baking dish.
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until cake test done.
  9. Allow to cool completely before frosting.