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ebony chocolate cake w/ jeannie's frosting ~ better than the best!

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Recipe by
Mary Louise
Marshfield, WI

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.

(1 rating)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 55 Min

Ingredients For ebony chocolate cake w/ jeannie's frosting ~ better than the best!

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

How To Make ebony chocolate cake w/ jeannie's frosting ~ better than the best!

  • 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.

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