Chocolate Cake Recipe

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1 3/4 c all purpose flour
2 c sugar
3/4 c cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 c strong black coffee, cooled
1 c buttermilk
1/2 c vegetable oil
1 tsp real vanilla extract
1/2 c margarine, softened
2 oz melted unsweetened chocolate, cooled
3 c powdered sugar
3 Tbsp milk
2 tsp real vanilla extract

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Lisa Glass Recipe
Lightly Salted
Englewood, OH (pop. 13,465)
Member Since Apr 2011
Lisa's notes for this recipe:
When my mother passed away, a close family friend made us two wonderful cakes. One was the Kentucky Apple cake, which was a hit with the big guys, and the other was this moist, dense chocolate cake, which was a hit with my three sons and their friends. My twin boys requested this for their birthday with one stipulation - they each wanted their own cake, just for them! Oh, and don't be thrown off by the inclusion of coffee in the recipe. You would never know it's there. Matter of fact, if my boys knew it was in there, they would freak out since they hate coffee!
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It's true... This is one of the best chocolate cakes we have ever made! Simple and straightforward, this is one of those recipes that everyone will love. (Be sure to have plenty o' milk on hand... yum!)


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user Kristin Miller Kk723 - Apr 7, 2011
Sounds delicious!!
user Kristin Miller Kk723 - Apr 7, 2011
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user Christine Walker Christine54 - Apr 8, 2011
I've made the same chocolate cake for 30 years, tried this and I now have a new favorite chocolate cake! Thank you for the recipe!
user Andrea Lavix alavix - Apr 11, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - May 10, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!

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