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1 hr 10 mins
Due to my time constraints, DH decided to make the birthday cake (his first ever) for our son. We picked a recipe from Cuisine at Home magazine. Wow, he did a great job after throwing away the first batch when he figured out there was a difference between the capital T and the lower case t! It was so moist and had a strong rich chocolate flavor - just like the old-timey diner or grandma's favorite type chocolate cakes. We all loved it! Also, this recipe has no eggs, for all those who are allergic to eggs. Note - the time indicated does not include cooling time. Chocolate cakes like this one have been enjoyed in all parts of the U.S. This recipe is dedicated to Oklahoma (Southwestern U.S.) where you would find similar cakes in diners all along Route 66.
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- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon table salt
- 2 cups hot water
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Glossy chocolate Icing
- 1Preheat oven to 350 with rack in the center.
- 2Spray two 8" round cake pans with nonstick spray.
- 3Whisk dry cake ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
- 4Combine water, oil, vinegar, instant coffee granules, and vanilla in a large measuring cup.
- 5Add to the dry ingredients and whisk until combined- a few lumps are ok.
- 6Divide batter between the two pans (about 3 cups each), then bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (35- 40 min).
- 7Cool cakes for 15 minutes on a rack, then invert them onto the rack.
- 8Leave upside down until completely cooled before frosting them.
- 9To make icing, melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat.
- 10Stir in sugar, cocoa, and salt- the mixture will be thick/grainy.
- 11Combine cream, sour cream and coffee granules in a large measuring cup, mixing until smooth.
- 12Gradually add cream mixture to chocolate until blended and smooth.
- 13Cook until sugar has dissolved, and mixture is smooth and hot to the touch.
- 14DO NOT BOIL.
- 15Take mixture off the heat, and add vanilla.
- 16Cool at room temperature until spreadable (up to three hours).
- 17If it isn't getting thick enough to be spreadable, put in the refrigerator until thick enough to spread.
- 18If it gets too thick to spread easily, warm gently in the microwave until it's just right (20 seconds or so, repeat if necessary).
- 19Stir well, and ice cake, frosting first layer, then placing second layer on top, and icing the top and then the sides.
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Nutritional Facts for Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake With Glossy Chocolate Icing
Serving Size: 1 (2404 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 7891.8
- Calories from Fat 3612
- Total Fat 401.3 g
- Saturated Fat 167.4 g
- Cholesterol 681.7 mg
- Sodium 5234.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 1087.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 60.0 g
- Sugars 707.4 g
- Protein 76.9 g