Ebony Chocolate Cake w/ Jeannie's Frosting ~ Better than the best!

Mary Louise

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@BlueRibbonBaking

This is my own recipe. I love baking with Ghiradellis chocolate. I did a make over of my favorite chocolate cake recipe. This cake is fabulous.
Family and friends love it!

The frosting I call Jeannie's, because I got the recipe from Jeannie a girl I worked with back in 1978. The original cake recipe was her aunts and this is the frosting she used on the cake. I had not made it in years, because it called for an egg white. I now use meringue powder instead. I even like the results better that the fresh egg white too!

You can also use your favorite frosting or I love Yummy Vanilla Buttercream by Sherry Symmonds. You can find it right here on Just A Pinch.


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Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

55 Min

Ingredients

1 4 oz
bar baking bar of ghiradelli 100% cocao
2 c
sugar
1/3 c
oil
2
eggs
1 c
buttermilk
1 3/4 c
all purpose flour or
2 c
cake flour
2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
salt
1 c
strong cooled coffee
2 tsp
real vanilla extract
jeannie's frosting:
1/2 c
crisco
1/2 c
butter, room temperature
1 c
sugar
2 tsp
vanilla extract, white
3/4 c
boiled milk, cooled
3 tsp
meringue powder

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Melt chocolate in sauce pan. Add sugar. Mix. Add to large mixing bowl.
2
Add oil. Beat. Add eggs. Beat until combined.
3
Add buttermilk. Beat to combine. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Beat to combine.
4
Add coffee and vanilla. Beat for 2 minutes. Stopping to scrape bowl twice.
5
Grease and flour a 13x9 inch pan. I use Bakers Joy or Pam with flour.
6
Bake in a 325 degree oven for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
All ovens vary!
7
Note: baking in a 325 degree oven helps bake a level cake.
8
To make Jeannie's Frosting:
Put all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Beat on high speed for 15 minutes. I use my kitchen aid stand mixer with the whip.
9
Frost cake when cake is cool. I refrigerate this cake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids