Chocolate and coffee, one of the greatest flavor combinations of all time come together in this delicious cake.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans.

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  • Cream the sugar and the shortening together until light. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one.

  • Sift the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder together. Set aside.

  • Mix coffee and cocoa together until smooth. Add alternately with the flour mixture to the creamed mixture. Beat for 2 minutes then pour batter into the prepared pans.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes. Frost when cooled.

Nutrition Facts

157.9 calories; 2.1 g protein; 22.5 g carbohydrates; 15.5 mg cholesterol; 163.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2008
This cake is soooo moist and the flavor is so rich and tasty. I love it and will use it again. I used chocolate buttercream icing...YUMMY!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2002
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
very dry cake Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2002
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2008
This cake is soooo moist and the flavor is so rich and tasty. I love it and will use it again. I used chocolate buttercream icing...YUMMY!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/05/2011
I thought it was just me... maybe I could have overbaked it. It was dry and wrong texture too dense. Going to try and use actual shortening (I used butter) cream it with the sugar better and bake less. I also used 2/3 c cocoa instead of 1/2 c. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2020
I make this cake at my work - an assisted senior facility - and they love it. 70+ residents can't be wrong. This cake is perfectly balanced. Just the right amount of chocolate and coffee taste. Perfectly moist. Read More