Monday, November 05, 2007

If you like chocolate....

you MUST bake this from scratch chocolate cake and chocolate cream cheese frosting.

This is just the thing for that monthly referral baking AND eating! I'm all for cake mixes and never really bake a cake from scratch, but this is WELL worth it and it's pretty quick too. It's not too sweet and the moist cocoa flavor in the cake is SO yummy!

Chocolate Cake
2 1/3 cups of strong brewed coffee (lukewarm, not hot)
3/4 cup vegatable oil
3 large eggs, room temperature
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 1/3 cups sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt

Spray a 13 x 9 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Heat oven to 325 F degrees.

Place first 6 ingredients in a large mixer bowl. Beat on low speed for one minute until blended. Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and beat two minutes until smooth, scraping sides and bottom of bowl. Batter will be thin. Pour batter into pan and bake for 50 to 60 minutes.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
6 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
2 tablespoons butter at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 tablespoons milk
1 pound (3 1/4 cups) confectioners' sugar
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened chocolate, melted according to package directions

Beat cream cheese, butter, vanilla and milk in a large mixer bowl at low speed until smooth. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar, cocoa powder and chocolate until blended. Beat on medium speed, adding more milk, a teaspoon at a time, until frosting is spreadable.

If you try it, let me know how you like it! Happy baking.


Dawn and Dale said...

As soon as I read the first ingrediant..."coffee" I literally said outloud... " WONDER she says it's SOOO good!!" lol

I'm forsure keeping this and going to try it soon!! It really does sound easy and GOOD!!

Thanks for posting it!!

Janet said...

OH no....chocolate!!!

Hey, can you taste the coffee in it? We're not big coffee fans here, but if you can't taste it, it should be okay....

OziMum said...

Sounds delish!

Brian & Ruth said...

My goodness, this looks so tasty I want to make one for myself right now! Looks like it would surely cure the grey fall Washington weather for sure!

I am new to your blog (fellow Precious Panda Jan 2006DTC'er) and I love the colors you've chosen for it! Just wanted to stop in and say 'Hello'.

LID 1/27/06

Elise said...


Made in China said...

YUMM-O as RR would say!!!

Cora said...

Hi my name is Cora and my husband and I are LID 4/25/07 for our first child (I know we're crazy). Your cake looks wonderful, I may have to try it this weekend to honor the veterans :0) Love your blog.

Carol said...

Oh I am going to try this! I will let you know how my crew likes it!

GGHadden said...

OMG! I made this cake today after reading your blog last night and HOLY COW is it good! We made it at work and now all the fire department is coming over for cake!!! Yummooooooo. Thanks for sharing.

RoLo said...

if only I could bake

s.j.simon said...

lol. did you know that chocolate was banned in switzerland for many years. read this