Mom's Chocolate Scratch Mocha Layered Cake

David Henson

By
@Davethechef

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!


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Ingredients

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

ICING

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

1
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.
2
in a seperate bowl sift flour, baking powder and cocoa. add dry ingreedients to wet a little at a time.
3
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.
4
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