Best-Ever Chocolate Cake

Joyce Wall

By
@Joyce_W2012

Pinched this from one of those recipe cards you get free in the mail by Great American Home Baking


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Serves:

12

Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CAKE

2 c
all purpose flour
2 c
granulated sugar
1/2 c
cocoa, unsweetened
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
salt
1/2 c
vegetable shortening
1 c
milk
1/2 c
cold black coffee
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 large
eggs

FROSTING

1 c
unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 c
softened butter
1/2 c
light corn syrup
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1/4 tsp
salt
1/4 c
warm water
4 c
confectioners sugar
1 c
chopped walnuts

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 2- 9 inch cake pans. Ina a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt
2
Beat in the shortening with an electric mixer on low speed. Beat in milk, coffee and vanilla until combined. Increase speed to high and beat for 2 minutes. Add the eggs; beat for 2 minutes
3
Pour the batter into the prepared pans; smooth with a spatula. Bake the cakes in the middle of the oven until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, 30 - 35 minutes. Cool the cakes in the pans for 5 minutes, then turn the cakes onto wire racks to cool completely.
4
For the frosting, combine the cocoa powder, butter, corn syrup, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add the warm water; mix well. Beat in the confectioners' sugar in 2 batches. Beat until smooth.
5
Place one layer top side down on a large flat plate. Spread with 1 cup of the frosting; sprinkle with 2/3 cup walnuts. Top with the remaining cake layer, top side up. Frost the top and sides with the remaining frosting, swirling with a small spatula. Garnish the cake with the remaining walnuts.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #chocolate cake