This is a great chocolate cake that my family loves especially with it's whipped cream frosting!

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 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).

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  • Combine and sift together 2 cups flour, 2 cups sugar, cocoa, salt, baking soda and baking powder. In a small bowl, blend together eggs, oil, 1 cup milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla; combine with dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly and then stir in one cup cold coffee (may use instant coffee). Batter will be very thin but it bakes into a rich, dark, moist cake.

  • Pour into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake for about 40 minutes.

  • To Make Whipped Cream Frosting: Combine 1/4 cup flour and 1 cup milk, adding milk slowly and beating until smooth. Set over moderate heat and stir constantly until thickened. Set aside to chill completely. Combine 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar with 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup shortening beating until light and fluffy; stir in well cooled flour-milk mixture and beat at high speed until thick and creamy. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla and beat until thoroughly combined. Spread frosting over cooled cake. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

363 calories; 18.7 g total fat; 36 mg cholesterol; 353 mg sodium. 47.5 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2011
My review is for the cake only which is moist and delicious with a deep chocolate flavor. Light and fluffy with a coarse open crumb - I'm almost inclined to say too light and fluffy and bordering squishy. Tastes great but it could be a little sturdier. I made this as cupcakes and because they were so soft and spongy they were a bit of a challenge to frost. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
It doesn't fit in ONE 9" x 13" pan like the recipe says mine ended up looking like a gigantic cupcake! Also to me it tasted like a normal chocolate cake. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2011
My review is for the cake only which is moist and delicious with a deep chocolate flavor. Light and fluffy with a coarse open crumb - I'm almost inclined to say too light and fluffy and bordering squishy. Tastes great but it could be a little sturdier. I made this as cupcakes and because they were so soft and spongy they were a bit of a challenge to frost. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2011
My review is for the cake only which is moist and delicious with a deep chocolate flavor. Light and fluffy with a coarse open crumb - I'm almost inclined to say too light and fluffy and bordering squishy. Tastes great but it could be a little sturdier. I made this as cupcakes and because they were so soft and spongy they were a bit of a challenge to frost. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2007
I made this cake on new years eve and then it was DEE-LISH-USS!!! But then I made it a second time it was a bit dry and you could actually TASTE the coffee which you're not supposed to. So when me and my mom made it a 3rd time we changed it up a bit we use 1 full cup of oil instead of 1/2 and added a bit more vanilla and it was... THE BEST CAKE EVER! A keeper fo sho. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2006
i made it with cinnamon nut coffee and baked it at 325 to make sure it baked through. it was perfect and moist and delicious. a definite keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2007
I used hot chocolate instead of coffee and it turned out well Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2005
Very moist and flavorful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
This is really great cake.I made it for my husbands birthday and everyone reved about it. I added cocoa to the frosting and it was really really nice. I will be making this again. Thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
It doesn't fit in ONE 9" x 13" pan like the recipe says mine ended up looking like a gigantic cupcake! Also to me it tasted like a normal chocolate cake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2013
This cake was fast and easy to make and tasted great. It had a deep rich chocolaty flavor. Moist and delicious! I used a buttercream icing to frost it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2009
The cake was easy to make. Very good cake moist. I would make the cake again. The frosting no way. Do not know what I did to the frosting followed the directions to the letter and it turned out runny not fluffy thats for sure will not make frosting again Read More