Mom's Chocolate Scratch Mocha Layered Cake

David Henson


This is the cake all me and my sisters requested for our birthdays. I grew up in a house with 4 sisters me being the youngest and this cake was one the best memories of my childhood! i hope you try it and enjoy!

pinch tips: How to Measure Ingredients


1 c
1/2 c
shortning (crisco)
3 tsp
baking powder
6 Tbsp
cocoa powder
1 1/4 c
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 1/4 c
ap flour


2 c
powdered sugar
2 Tbsp
cocoa powder
2 Tbsp
shorting (crisco)
hot coffee (strong) enough to melt crisco start with 3 tbsp

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Seperate egg yolks from whites set whites aside.

Cream shortning and sugar add add egg yolks and milk by hand.
in a seperate bowl sift flour, baking powder and cocoa. add dry ingreedients to wet a little at a time.
fluff egg whites to soft peaks then fold into batter.
Divide and pour batter into two round cake pans
Bake for 30 minutes.
Caution: Be sure to not disurb cakes they can fall!!
Let cool before icing cake.
To make mocha icing: mix shortning with hot coffee then add powder sugar and cocoa if too thin add a little more powder sugar.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate