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mom's chocolate scratch mocha layered cake

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a recipe by
David Henson
Iuka, IL

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 For mom's chocolate scratch mocha layered cake

  • 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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