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!


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  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
    shortning (crisco)
  • 2
  • 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

How to Make Mom's Chocolate Scratch Mocha Layered Cake


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    Seperate egg yolks from whites set whites aside.

    Cream shortning vanilla 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.

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About Mom's Chocolate Scratch Mocha Layered Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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